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2010年製作的劇照 Photo taken in the 2010 production
Cantonese opera veterans Man Chin-sui and Leung Siu-sum adapted the Great Flood from the Bible for Cantonese opera in 2010, in a show that was well received by audiences. This 2021 production, featuring both young Hong Kong artists and veteran stars, and given a magnificent lift by Lai Yiu-wai, disciple of Man Chin-sui. With set and costumes designs inspired by Tao Fong Shan gospel porcelain and Chinese paper-cutting, it promises extra pomp and bravura. A spectacular Cantonese opera with a modern twist for all ages to enjoy!

Cantonese Opera
Noah's Ark

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About
A spectacular ground-breaking performance by Cantonese opera veterans and emerging stars 
A contemporary take on the Biblical story, suitable for families and audience of all ages 

In 2010, Cantonese opera veterans Man Chin-sui and Leung Siu-sum decided to adapt the Great Flood from the Book of Genesis for Cantonese opera, and the ground-breaking venture met with an enthusiastic response. Trailblazing as it was, it was artistically traditional to the core, honouring all the quintessential elements of Cantonese opera, with mellifluous lyrics and melodies which touched audiences’ hearts. The new production for the 49th HKAF features both veteran Cantonese opera artists such as Sun Kim-long and Tang Mi-ling, prominent stars, such as Lam Tin-yau and Cheng Nga-ki, and is imbued with new energy by Lai Yiu-wai, a disciple of Man Chin-sui. With set and costume designs inspired by Chinese paper-cutting and Tao Fong Shan gospel porcelain, and an all-local cast and production team bringing youthful creativity and contemporary theatrical elements to the project, this new production promises impressive pomp and bravura as well as the memorable singing and brilliant staging of the original production.

Behind-the-scenes videos for this special opera are available as part of the PLUS programme.

This production is revived and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival

Approx 3 hrs incl one interval
Performed in Cantonese with English and Chinese surtitles


Elements in the key image provided through the courtesy of Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre
Cast and Production
Noah’s Ark is revived and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival

Executive Producer 
Canto Op

Artistic Directors 
Man Chin-sui and Leung Siu-sum

Coordinator 
Lai Yiu-wai 

Librettist 
Man Chin-sui

Script Revised by 
Man Chin-sui and Lai Yiu-wai

Directors
Leung Wai-hong and Lai Yiu-wai

Creative Team

Costume Design 
Cathy Siu

Set Design 
Cheung Ching-wo

Lighting Design 
Leung Wai-hong

Musical Arrangement 
Janet Wong

Music and Production Team

Percussion Leader 
Ko Yun-kun

Music Leader 
Ser Ka-lok

Stage Manager 
Leung Wai-hong

Executive Stage Manager 
Ko Man-him and Chan Oi-lin

Martial Arts Instructor 
Hon Yin-ming

Cast

Sun Kim-long as Noah 
Tang Mi-ling as Noah’s wife 
Chan Hung-chun as Seru, the tribal chief
Lam Tin-yau as Shem 
Cheng Nga-ki as Shem’s wife 
Mitche Choi as Ham 
Sum Yung as Ham’s wife 
Ng Lap-hei as Japheth  
Leung Sum-yee as Japheth’s wife



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