The Reincarnation of Red Plum – an epic Cantonese opera
It’s time to whip out those opera glasses and celebrate the fact that one of the greatest Cantonese operas is back on stage. Witness the tragic love story set in the Song dynasty with tickets for The Reincarnation of Red Plum that are now available to buy or sell on StubHub! Let yourself be swept back in history to a world of intrigue, murder and passion, in which a young woman tragically dies because of true love.
A Cantonese opera by Tong Tik-sang
There is an ancient Chinese legend from the Ming dynasty called ‘The Story of Red Plum’, and when master composer Tong Tik-sang set out to use it as a base for one of his operas, it was clear the audience was in for a real treat. Tong was an incredibly prolific composer, writing over 200 pieces in the 1950s. Among them was The Reincarnation of Red Plum, in which he re-tells the story of concubine Li Huiniang who falls in love with the scholar Pei Yu, all of it framed by breath-taking music. After Huiniang is murdered for having an affair with Pei Yu, her ghost lingers on and so an epic and tragic love story unfolds between her and her lover. Keep your tissues at hand when you watch a story that’s almost as old as time and encapsulates everything from power abuse and political intrigues to the eternal fight for true love. With tickets for The Reincarnation of Red Plum from StubHub, you’ll get to experience this beloved and unique opera live on stage, and enjoy music from one of the most acclaimed Chinese composers in the world of Cantonese Opera, who played a pivotal role in raising the genre to the high artistic standards it enjoys today.
Celebrate the best of Chinese arts entertainment
This beautiful opera has mesmerised millions of viewers over the years and continues to do so to this day. The audience always loves the inspiring mix of traditional costumes, authentic Cantonese music and, of course, the tragic plot that carries it all. Buy tickets for The Reincarnation of Red Plum from StubHub now and see for yourself why this opera cannot be weaned from the stage. And if you’re interested in this, why not check out the website for even more operas and classical music, like Orpheé aux enfers, An American Dream and the unmissable Die Vier Jahreszeiten.