Intrigues In The Qing Imperial Court [Cat. 1 Tickets]

17 Mar 2013 (Sun) 7:30PM @ Drama Centre

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The opera, written by Leslie Wong, homegrown playwright, tells the story of power struggle between Emperor Guangxu and the Empress Dowager CIxi intertwined with the romance between Emperor Guangxu and his favourite concubine Zhen Fei towards the end of the Qing Dynasty (AD1644 - 1911). The power struggle centres on the futile Reform Movement initiated by Emperor Guangxu in 1898 to save China, which at that time was politically, socially, and financially at its lowest ebb. The Reform Movement, however, lasted only 100 days as it was nibbed in the bud by Empress Dowager Cixi and resulted in the untimely death of both Zhen Fei and Emperor Guangxu.

The Reform Movement was one of the most famous episodes in the modern history of China. Had it succeeded, the course of history of China in the 20th century and thereafter might have been different. For the first time, the passing of Emperor Guangxu, which has been a subject of controversy and research by scholars, is depicted on stage. The opera has a big cast led by See Too Hoi Siang, winner of the prestigious "The Outstanding Young Person In The World Award" for cultural achievement, as Zhen Fei, Frances Wong Kum Yeng as Emperor Guangxu, Lo Siu Ling as Empress Dowager Cixi, and Chan Mei Yin as Kang You Wei. Subtitles in both Chinese and English will be used.
Sun Mar 17, 2013
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM SGT
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Cat 1 Standard & PA Discount (incl. handling fee) SOLD OUT $52.00
Cat 1 Senior Citizen (incl. handling fee) SOLD OUT $42.00
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100 Victoria Street,
National Library Building Level 3,
Singapore 188064 Singapore
Drama Centre Theatre is on the 3rd Level of the National Library, and is accessible by the Lifts or Escalators
Chinese Theatre Circle