Iron Horses & Silver Wedding

This opera, written by So Yung of Hong Kong, is based on a story of Wah Won-Lung, a general under the command of the man who established the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644). Having defeated one of the two rival kings, and successfully persuaded the other to let him marry his daughter Princess Ngun Ping. Wah later leads the army to attack his father-in-law in one of the deadly battles in which his father-in-law was killed by a flying arrow. When his wife pursues him in the battlefield to avenge her father ‘s death, he surrenders himself to his wife for her to take his life. At a critical moment, Wah’s sister shoots an arrow at the Princess to save her brother. This song captures a dramatic moment of conflict when husband and wife confront each other in the battlefield.
Wong Chiu-Kwan |
  王超群, M.H.

In the mid-1960s, Wong Chiu-Kwan learned the art of acting from Master Tam San-San, who excelled in playing the role of the female lead in Cantonese opera. She studied “cheung hong” from Master Lau Wing-Chuen. In the 1980s she performed throughout South East Asia, and became a leading female artist in Cantonese opera after she returned to Hong Kong in the nineties. She is famous for playing female military roles, especially as the general on bound feet. Over the years she has partnered with many leading male artists, including Man Chi- Sui, Yuen Siu-Fai, Lo Ka-Ying, Ng Chin-Fung, Lung Kwun-Tin, Lee Lung, among others in forming various Cantonese Opera Troupes.

Apart from being famous for her mastery of the art of performing on bound feet, she is also recognized for her contributions in promoting Cantonese opera education and community work. In 2010 she was honoured as The Artist of the Year (Opera) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and awarded a certificate by the Home Affairs Bureau; in 2018 she was appointed as the Artistic Director of the Cantonese Opera Rookies’ Performance Series hosted by the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong.

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