Vancouver Cantonese Opera performers in makeup. (Photo: Twitter.com/Vancanopera)

Cantonese opera music, makeup and more revealed in free workshop in Surrey

Outreach program offered by Vancouver Cantonese Opera company

The world of Cantonese opera will be explored during a free event in Fleetwood on Saturday afternoon (June 8).

Rosa Cheng, artistic director of Vancouver Cantonese Opera, offers a closer look at the company’s music, makeup and more in the two-and-a-half-hour session at Fleetwood Library (15996 84th Ave., Surrey), starting at 1 p.m.

The event is held as part of the company’s outreach program.

“We are the only company in Vancouver – actually, in Canada – doing this kind of workshop,” said Cheng, who lives in the Newton area.

Her presentation will detail all facets of Cantonese opera, with music and videos.

“We will have two performers having their makeup done, and usually people don’t get to see that unless they are backstage at the theatre,” Cheng noted.

Last year, similar workshops were held at four libraries in Surrey, she added.

At the event in Fleetwood, people are invited to “come and experience everything it takes to put on a Cantonese opera performance,” according to an advisory. “The audience will have the opportunity to witness detailed preparations, including applying the signature Chinese opera makeup, doing hair and putting on costumes. It will be followed by a presentation with live narration on character roles, stage techniques and a live performance. Everyone is welcome.”

For more details, call the library at 604-598-7346.

Vancouver Cantonese Opera was founded in 2000.



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension faces potential delays due to COVID-19

Pandemic ‘adversely’ impacting TransLink’s finances; ‘much work’ required to approve next investment plan

SIMPSON: For real leadership amid crisis, look west of Scott Road

Delta council, under direction of Mayor George Harvie, defines leadership during pandemic

PHOTOS: Loved ones reunite at Peace Arch Park ‘oasis’

Officials closed the park in mid-March over coronavirus concerns

Cloverdale businessman funds wells in Cambodia

Revive Washing in Clayton Heights donates three per cent of profits to charity

Cloverdale youth pastor’s sexual-assault sentencing delayed

Samuel Emerson due to return to Surrey Provincial Court in August

Mission prison COVID-19 outbreak ends, 9 new cases in B.C.

New positive test at Port Coquitlam care home

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

We’re asking you to lock arms with us, as we look to better days ahead

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

VIDEO: Police look for suspect seen tripping elderly woman in Burnaby

The elderly woman was walking near the SkyTrain station when she was randomly tripped

Chilliwack teachers, assistants concerned with lack of PPE guidelines ahead of school reopening

As schools get ready to open, many worry measures won’t be enough to protect students from COVID-19

Revelstoke woman finds welcoming letter on her Alberta-registered truck

There have been multiple reports online of vandalism to vehicles with Alberta licence plates

Spirit bear possibly spotted in West Kootenay

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run near Castlegar on May 27

B.C. businesses ‘can’t shoulder burden’ of COVID-19 sick pay

Trudeau’s plan should be tied to federal emergency aid

Most Read