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Hong Kong academy to offer Cantonese opera degree

 FILE - In this March 7, 2006 file photo, Cantonese opera performers showcase their years of training in delicate gestures in front of an elaborate st...
 FILE - In this March 7, 2006 file photo, an Cantonese opera singer applies makeup at her vanity table before the show begins in Hong Kong. Hong Kong'...

Hong Kong Cantonese Opera

FILE - In this March 7, 2006 file photo, Cantonese opera performers showcase their years of training in delicate gestures in front of an elaborate st...

Hong Kong Cantonese Opera

FILE - In this March 7, 2006 file photo, an Cantonese opera singer applies makeup at her vanity table before the show begins in Hong Kong. Hong Kong'...

A Hong Kong performing arts school will offer a Cantonese opera degree in the latest effort to preserve the traditional art form designated as a key cultural heritage.
The Academy for Performing Arts says the program will combine theory and practice to prepare students for Cantonese opera careers as performers, educators or arts administrators.
If the four-year program _ the first of its kind _ does well, postgraduate degrees may be added. The school's statement Monday said bachelor's degrees would be offered starting in September 2013.
Cantonese opera is sung in the southern Chinese dialect. A U.N. organization listed it as a key cultural heritage in 2009.


Updated : 2021-03-02 07:33 GMT+08:00