Part of the 2023 Heart of the City Festival, Vancouver Cantonese Opera is hosting a workshop on “The Awakening,” an opera-in-development from 1:30-3:30pm on Saturday, October 28.
When: Saturday, October 28 from 1:30 to 3:30pm
Where:KW Production Studio (111 W Hastings)
Cost: Free (Register on Eventbrite)
From the Eventbrite page:
Experience history through a PowerPoint presentation and hear unique insights from our guest speaker, Lori Chong, who grew up next to the Sing Kew Theatre.
Meet the playwrights, Stephen Atkins, and Rosa Cheng, VCO’s Founder and Artistic Director. Explore the fusion of jazz and Cantonese opera music with composer Peter Tam’s insights. Gain valuable perspectives from Hong Kong Cantonese opera composer/playwright, Leo Lee via video.
Enjoy captivating scenes performed in Cantonese by VCO cast members and in English by Capilano University Theatre talented students. Conclude the workshop with a special musical performance by lead performers Jacky Lam and Rosa Cheng. Join us for this remarkable journey through Chinese Canadian history and culture.