Marvellous Performance Shown at the "Happiness in Capital of Hakka in the World" Event
In celebration of the 74th anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China, a special event titled "Happiness in Capital of Hakka in the World" 2023 Guangdong Han Opera National Tour Macau Performance was showcased on 14 October 2023. The Guangdong Han Opera Heritage Research Institute took centre stage, regaling attendees with several classical opera pieces.
The event was collaboratively organised by the Propaganda Department of the CPC Meizhou City Committee; Office of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau of the CPC Meizhou City Committee; and the Meizhou City Cultural, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau. Serving as the principal host was the Guangdong Han Opera Heritage Research Institute, together with the supporting organisers of the University of Saint Joseph and the Associação dos Conterrâneos de Karying de Macau. The stellar performance took place at 3:00 pm inside the Auditório Centenário de Fátima in the Ilha Verde Campus of the University of Saint Joseph.
An array of prominent figures graced the event, including the Most Reverend Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-Sang from the Catholic Diocese of Macao; Dr. Lao Ngai Leong, Macao Delegate of the National People's Congress; Mr. Zhang Yunquan from the Standing Committee and Propaganda Department of the CPC Meizhou City Committee; Ms. Yin Xiaolan, first grade researcher from the Co-ordination Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region; Reverend Deacon Professor Stephen Morgan, Rector of University of Saint Joseph; Mr. Deng Zhixing, Director of the Office of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao of the CPC Meizhou City Committee; Mr. Lai Chan Keong, member of the Administrative Committee of the Macao Foundation; Mr. Chan Ka Leong, member of the Executive Council of Macao Government; Ms. Chan Wun San, representative of the D.S.E.D.J.; Other esteemed attendees included Mr. Wong Chun Cheong, Founding President of the Associação dos Conterrâneos de Karying de Macau; Mr. Guo Shouyuan, current President of the Associação dos Conterrâneos de Karying de Macau; and Mr. Yang Zhennan, Founding President of the Macao Meizhou Chamber of Commerce and many others.
The Guangdong Han Opera is one of the three major opera genres in Guangdong Province, with a history of more than 300 years. The Guangdong Han Opera Heritage Research Institute was established in 1959, and is the preservation hub of the Hakka opera as a national intangible cultural heritage. The Institute has been invited to perform overseas for many times, and this time they have introduced several of their featured opera pieces to audience of Macao for a brand new local sensation.
Official News on the USJ Website: “Happiness in Capital of Hakka in the world” – Guangdong Han Opera National Tour successfully held at USJ