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San Francisco Opera’s Dream of the Red Chamber

San Francisco Opera’s Dream of the Red Chamber is a story of cosmic creation, of marriage choice, and of family decline, both financial and moral. It is a meditation on the nature of reality and illusion, of the interconnectedness of the dream state and the waking world. 456 more words

Visual Arts

The Chinese Clan Associations in Singapore (Kong Chow Wui Koon 冈州会馆)

Clan associations date many many years ago sometime right after Raffles landed (in 1819) and the swampy area started to develop. When immigrants started coming, many have never left their home town and most came alone. 615 more words


Could we only live or die at will

“Just as we please ourselves
which flower or herb we most love,
ah, could we only live or die at will,
then who would moan for bitter pain?”

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Common Voices: The Cultural Legacy of Italian and Cantonese Opera in Vancouver

Exhibit at Italian Cultural Centre’s Il Museo runs until July 15


Spanning May and June, which are Asian and Italian heritage months, the Italian Cultural Centre mounted an exhibition on the history of Cantonese and Italian opera in Vancouver. 662 more words

Arts & Culture

Gold-Coin Leopard

The Chinese for “leopard” is 金钱豹 jin qian bao (“gold-coin leopard”) because its spots are thought to look like Chinese “cash”. 255 more words

Chinese Opera

Hong Kong Chinese Opera Centre Looks like a Giant Vagina; its Name Sounds Like a Word for it in Cantonese

There was sniggering when Chinese opera venue at Hong Kong arts hub was named Xiqu Centre, given Putonghua word sounds in Cantonese like word for a woman’s private parts – now photos show entrance that looks like them. 262 more words

Chinese Opera: Beijing at Summer Palace

Chinese opera is a popular form of drama and musical theater in China with roots going back to the early periods in China. It is a composite performance art that is an amalgamation of various art forms that existed in ancient China, and evolved gradually over more than a thousand years, reaching its mature form in the 13th century during the Song Dynasty. 59 more words