Li Meixin rejects Du Ziping’s marriage proposal on the eve of Du’s departure to further his studies in Japan. Li joins a travelling troupe under Jin Shiming and becomes a success overnight. While performing in Singapore, Li discovers she is pregnant. For the sake of Li and the unborn child, Jin marries Li. Due to financial losses, Jin’s troupe is disbanded. Du returns from Japan and is invited to play the male lead opposite Li … Read more
In 2002 at the invitation of the German World Art Festival, director Zhang Yuan presented the opera with Zhang Huoding in the title role as Jiang Jie at the Cologne Grand Theater – the first major presentation of a revolutionary opera in Europe. Zhang Yuan made a film version of the production in 2003.
Grace Chang delivers an eye-opening performance as a lusty nightclub singer climbing the social ladder in seedy Wanchai. Borrowing story and song elements from Georges Bizet’s CARMEN, this Wong Tin-Lam directed musical has flair and polish to rival Hollywood, and a superstar leading lady that would any film industry would have a tough time matching! A key film from the celebrated Cathay Film Studios.
Pre-Cultural Revolution propaganda at its most lavish, this model opera depicts the history and evolution of the Communist Party of China under Mao Zedong from its founding in July 1921 to the establishment of “New China” in 1949. Detailed in the musical are several key events in CPC history such as the Northern Expedition, the KMT-led Shanghai massacre of 1927, the Nanchang Uprising and formation of the People’s Liberation Army, the Long March and the … Read more
This classic revolutionary model opera is based on a true story during the relatively short-term military conflict in which South Korea’s best elite troop the White Tiger Regiment, that was a mechanized force fully equipped by the United States and boasted of being invincible (in a typical South Korean manner of bragging and fabricating), was destroyed in a raid.
As a child, Lian Hua dreamed of becoming a performer in Singapore’s Getai shows, concerts staged the same month each year and featuring emotionally broad songs of love, life and death. However, Lian’s father dissuaded her from following her dreams, and while Lian never lost her love for music, her ambitions would be tied to tragedy as she grew to adulthood. As a grown woman, Lian finally seems poised to make her mark as a … Read more
Sonq Shiqiao (Angelababy), 22, lives with her devoted mother, widowed shop owner Zheng Qing (Jiang Shan). Shiqiao, who always dreamed of being a ballet dancer, cannot exert herself physically as she suffers from form of myasthenia, a neuromuscular disease, that her father died of; the medication she takes also causes memory lapses. One day, at a charity fair, she bumps into Gong Ning (Mark Chao), a former high-school friend she always liked, and the two … Read more
In a grimy provincial industrial city, a talented but unattractive schoolteacher dreams of an operatic career. Her talents however go unrecognized in her backwater hometown where she works as a music teacher at a rural school. WANG dreams of moving to the big city to pursue her true passion: opera. Time and again, she heads to Beijing to look for work, but her efforts come up empty every time, continuously bringing her back to the … Read more