The year 2022 shall witness the 65th anniversary of the Canto-opera classic “Floral Princess". In the aftermath of the unprecedented pandemic, life is being rebuilt both on stage and off stage. Revelation of the Floral Princess – “Like Prime Minister Lin of ancient China who could keep the Precious Jade Disk intact, Consort Chow can secure the safety of the Floral Princess”. The protagonists of this story brought to action the familiar line “Thou shall wade through the path of life and death” and shone in their youthful days. Utopia Cantonese Opera Workshop will be staging a series of professional and student editions of this classic to pay tribute to the invincible trio in Canto-opera, namely Yam Kim Fai, Pak Suet Sin and Tong Tik Sang, and to broaden the scope of local original art production.

From Love to Legend
In the 1950’s in Hong Kong, there was a lady in her twenties who enlivened her Canto-opera performances through her true love for it. She partnered with elders and friends in the industry to produce quality Canto-operas.  In retrospect after over half a century, she is Pak Suet Sin, part of the legendary invincible trio in Canto-opera, together with Yam Kim Fai and Tong Tik Sang. The trio accomplished the era of the Sin Fung Ming Troupe, whose influence extends to the whole world of Canto-opera. To this day, they are second to none.

The year 2022 shall witness the 65th anniversary of “Floral Princess", the pick of the Sin Fung Ming Troupe. Utopia will be remaking this classic with 15 performances of a professional edition, of which a spin-off is this Theatre Student Edition, awaiting the young ones who have “true love for it” to present quality Canto-opera and to “enliven” their performances. There will be an open audition for the leading roles for the Student Edition. The new hosts on stage will emerge after several rounds of competition.

Target Entrants
(1) Students with some knowledge of Canto-opera are welcome
(2) Audition is open to all students in Hong Kong aged 14 or above

The Performance
(1) The Floral Princess script will be condensed to last for about 110 minutes.  Shortlisted entrants will experience artistic practice on stage.  This serves to cultivate whole-person development beyond the curriculum.

(2) Available for this edition will be the production facilities for the Floral Princess 65th Anniversary Professional Edition, including pre-production, stage design and production, music design, lighting design, sound design, etc.

Performance
Venue: Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
Date: 20 January 2022

Enquiry: 9880-8410 (Mr. Chan)

Stay tuned ! 
Details of the Audtition will be announced shortly.


Floral Princess 65th Anniversary Series
Floral Princess | Professional Edition
Floral Princess | Theatre Student Edition
Floral Princess | Theatrical Concert Student Edition
Floral Princess | Recital Student Edition
Canto-Op Video Festival | Imagine@FloralPrincess65
Other events will be unveiled shortly