Wong Chi-Leung (王志良)

Wong Chi-Leung graduated from the Guangdong Cantonese Opera School. While there he was awarded a scholarship by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2007 to study Chinese opera. After graduation, he joined the Cantonese Opera Performing Arts Youth Troupe, playing the leading male role.

In 2014, he was selected as "The New Star of the Western Kowloon Xiqu Center" and was awarded with an "Outstanding Performance" recognition award. In 2017, he won the " Best from the Pear Garden Award” from Channel 5 of Radio Television Hong Kong. He has been on Cantonese opera exchange in Taiwan, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

An accomplished singer and actor, Wong Chi-Leung also has a very appealing stage presence. He is also known for his kung fu skills and acrobatic displays requiring strong waist and leg work. His longer operatic performances include "Rebirth of the Red Plum", "Zhou Yu", "Yellow Flying Tiger Overcomes Five Passes”, "Ci Langzhou", "Relentless Sword and External Love", and "Spring and Autumn Written In Blood”.

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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