[Events] Cantonese Opera in North America: Past and Present

The Hong Kong Studies Initiative is pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre–Museum of Migration Society, UBC School of Music, the Museum of Anthropology, and St. John’s College to present four splendid events on the past and present of Cantonese opera in North America:

Spectacular Opera Across Borders: Cantonese Opera Theaters in North America during the 1920s

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
10:00 am
Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s College

Cantonese Opera in the Garden

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
12:00 pm
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

The Art of Drag: A Special Viewing of 1920s Cantonese Opera Costumes Designed for Gender Impersonation

Friday, July 7th, 2017
2:00 pm
Museum of Anthropology

Multi Voices One Heart: Celebrating Canada 150 in Cantonese Opera

Friday, July 7th, 2017
7:00 pm
Michael J. Fox Theatre

Chinese in fancy costume on horses in the Vancouver Golden Jubilee parade. City of Vancouver Archives, AM640-S1-: CVA 260-488.

Early 20th century Cantonese opera costumes and trunk, Museum of Anthropology collection. Photo by Bill McLennan