Last Saturday, Queenstown Community Center’s Cantonese Opera Troupe (女皇镇粤剧团) don their Yang Warriors (杨门女将) costumes into battle Chingay 2013’s rehearsal.
The audience would not get to see the painstaking effort taken before the scenes. Daddy is proud to be one of the Marina Bay amBayssadors who gets to witness the awesome transformation !
At Queenstown CC, Ms Teo Lin Lee (Chairperson for Queenstown Arts & Culture Committee and also Opera lead actress & troupe leader) got us immersed in some Cantonese Opera. The original itinerary includes face-painting for the amBayssadors, but the tight schedule means our own makeover fail to materialized.
We did get to see the elaborate makeup process. The painted face, eye, eyebrows, lips, hair, and finally the costume. Lin Lee highlighted the troupe’s makeover process is like a conveyor belt, one section after another, non-stop.
The final touch-ups, to bring out 穆桂英, 杨文广 and 佘太君 (100 years old matriarch!)
Throughout the afternoon, there was a flurry of activities in the makeup rooms. Someone was always moving around. As photographers, you sense that something is going to happen, the anticipation is electrifying 🙂
We saw first hand the camaraderie, passion, and dedication of our proud Cantonese Opera troupe. You cannot help but gets enveloped in the festive-like mood, everyone is engergizing themselves for the evening.
We hope you like our Opera writeup, Daddy is really happy to be part of the action.
For more photos, do pop by SengkangBabies fanpage, or you can readup our previous post about happening Chingay 2013.
Remember, Chingay 2013 will be on 22.23Feb, and tickets are on sale now.
More information about Chingay 2013 can be found at the links below :