I received 2 VIP tickets to a Cantonese opera performance by Lam Kam Ping Cantonese Opera Performance Association on Sunday night at West Coast Community Centre.
Cantonese opera performance by Lam Kam Ping Cantonese Opera Performance Association
This performance was to celebrate the successful inscription of Cantonese Opera, which was recognized by UNESCO in October 2009 as an “intangible cultural heritage”.
The air-con hall was almost full
Cantonese opera, which has a history of over 300 years, is characterized by a combination of string and percussion instruments, with elaborate costumes and face painting.
a combination of string and percussion instruments
With a decreasing audience and younger generations who are not interested in this traditional cultural heritage, it has a long way to go before being fully recognized by the government and people of Singapore.
spectacular performance by Ms Chou Wan Yuk
To ensure we do not lose our literature, music, and the beautiful opera and dance of our past, I hope the government will pay more attention to its preservation and development. We certainly must work to retain our cultural heritages! Let's hope that the "bottom dollar" problem does not affect this cultural heritage!
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