Ng Chin-Fung (吳仟峰 )

As one of the veteran performing artists in this field, Ng Chi-Fung has a large following.

In 1962 he became a student of Master Ku Tin-Ng and later enrolled in the Hong Kong Cantonese Opera College and learned from Master Chan Fei-Lung.

Over the years he has partnered with many famous performers, such as Lee Po-Ying, Chan Ho-Kau, Lee Heung-Kam,Tse Suet-Sum, Sun Hoi-Chuen, Wan Fei-Yin, Law Yim-Hing and many others to form various Cantonese opera troupes.

As a performing artist for over half a century, he has played the leading male role in many classical pieces. His singing, acting and stage performances have won him critical acclaim and a large number of fans in Hong Kong and overseas.

The success of their premiere show in Hong Kong led to the birth of the ambitious trans-Pacific Cantonese opera project called Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) in 2017. Working hand in hand with her siblings in Canada and Hong Kong, and supported by their sifu Master Lau Wing-Chuen, Angela has transformed this one-off project into an annual festival that has grown from three host cities (Hong Kong, Vancouver and Toronto) to include Macau in 2019. By going virtual in 2020, it is further extended into many parts of the Chinese diaspora all over the world.

Angela’s love for Cantonese opera, devotion to her mother, and respect for the elderly are the hallmark of all the activities supported by U Sing Cantonese Opera Pavilion.

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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