The Vancouver Cantonese Opera comes to Richmond to kick off the Minoru Chapel Opera series' fall season.
On Oct. 3, the opera performs highlights from their 2013 presentation, The Legend of the Purple Hairpin, created by Ming Dynasty dramatist and playwright Tang Xianzu in 1577.
The opera's mission, led by artistic director Rosa Cheng, is to present the art form to both Chinese and non-Chinese artists.
The performance will be the first of four events in the Minoru Chapel Opera fall season. It is followed by City Opera Vancouver's Viva Verdi! on Nov. 7, then Opera Pro Cantanti on Dec. 5. Vancouver Concert Opera Society offers highlights from Die Fledermaus on Jan. 9.
All events are held at Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Rd. and tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 604-276-4300 (quote #258843 for the 2 p.m. show and #258844 for the 7 p.m. show). Admission is $20 for adults and $18 for students/seniors.
The company will also demonstrate make-up application and performance techniques as part of Culture Days on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Richmond Cultural Centre.
For more information, visit www.richmond.ca/minoruchapel and www.vancouvercanopera.com.