"There is probably no other example than Floral Princess among Canto-operas: its theme song "A Fragrant Death" has become a household tune, representative of the popular culture of a particular time and place......

The sad and beautiful story of Princess Coeng-ping uses turbulent days as its backdrop ---- her capital city falls but she survives. After change of sovereignty she and her husband are as if forever apart: mutual recognition would be inapt even when they do meet. Yet, national mission compels her to resume her nobility and come back, albeit in pain. When her wish is fulfilled, she committed suicide together with her husband, to uphold national dignity..... "*

Palace engulfed in flames | Love obscured by surreal events

In 2022, the 65th anniversary of the Hong Kong classic Floral Princess, the grand commemorative production was premiered on 6th January. On the following day, all local performance venues were closed due to the fifth wave of the pandemic. The whole production team and the audience have during such adversity experienced together the upheavals of the great times for Floral Princess, witnessing the night with mixed feelings of grief and joy.

We are back on 7th June 2023 with the performances! Remake of Floral Princess Professional Edition: for dialogue with the present era. Exquisite, minimalist production, with length confined to 160 minutes, tailor-made music and lighting designs, and Harmonic Canto-opera Audio (HCA) for magnificent theatre acoustics. Actors and actresses of different generations mix and match, with different combinations of ZAU Sai-hin and Princess Coeng-ping daily. The move is set to generate distinctive sparkles, witnessing the torch of Canto-opera being handed down.

*The Chinese version is extracted from the special printed materials for “The 11th Hong Kong International Film Festival‧Cantonese Opera Film Retrospective (1987)”

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15 Combinations of Leading Roles
The trans-generational Floral Princess and Consort Chow will be played by a different mix of actors/actresses in each performance.
Consort Chow: LEE Lung, LIANG Zhao-ming, WAI Chun-fai, HONG Hai*, WANG Zhiliang
Princess Chang Ping: NAN Fung, Monica BAI, CHAN Wing-yee, TANG Mi-ling, Susanna CHENG, LI Pui-yan, LIN Yingshi
Supporting Performers: LIU Kwok-sum, KWOK Kai-fai, MO Hua-min, SUM Yung, LEUNG Fei-tung, WONG On-ching*, LIANG Zhenwen

Dates:  2023.6.7-18 (15 performances)
Venue:  Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
Price: $600, 480, 380, 280, 180
Canto-opera with English and Chinese surtitles

Tickets available
Online: https://www.westkowloon.hk/en/event/floral-princess-2023
Phone: (852) 2200 0022

* Thanks for HKAPA’s approval

Floral Princess 65th Anniversary
a series of 9 events

Floral Princess | Professional Edition
ArenA | Write on, as THE tribute to YAM-PAK-TONG
Floral Princess | Theatre Student Edition
Floral Princess | Theatrical Concert Student Edition
Floral Princess | Recital Student Edition
Call Loud Yeah! | Black Box Theatre Festival
Seoi-bo-long Video Festival
A Collection of Coeng-ping Images 65
Raining Petals: An Orchestral Re-imagining

Floral Princess and Consort Chow will be played by a different mix of performers in each performance.