Angie Ng Teochew Opera

In the 1960s, Ms. Angie Ng studied at Tuan Mong High School, an institution affiliated with the Ngee Ann Company, known for its rich Teochew cultural heritage.

In the 1960s, Ms. Angie Ng studied at Tuan Mong High School, an institution affiliated with the Ngee Ann Company, known for its rich Teochew cultural heritage.

Within the school, a strong Teochew cultural ambiance prevailed, reflecting the unique heritage and emotions of the Teochew people. Festivities at the school included Teochew Opera performances as a key extracurricular activity.

Angie actively participates in the school’s Teochew Opera excerpt performances. Considering the complexity of performing Teochew Opera on stage, students choose to use Teochew Opera record soundtracks for lip-sync performances and borrow costumes from Teochew Opera groups, with simple stage design, maximizing the perfect presentation of each Teochew Opera excerpt performance.

Angie actively participates in the school’s Teochew Opera excerpt performances. Considering the complexity of performing Teochew Opera on stage, students choose to use Teochew Opera record soundtracks for lip-sync performances and borrow costumes from Teochew Opera groups, with simple stage design, maximizing the perfect presentation of each Teochew Opera excerpt performance.

The artistic charm of Teochew Opera has deeply touched the hearts of all peers, nurturing generations of students in traditional Teochew culture, leading them into a series of audio-visual feasts. Such performances not only enhance students’ acting skills but also ignite an undeniable Teochew Opera craze on campus.

The artistic charm of Teochew Opera has deeply touched the hearts of all peers, nurturing generations of students in traditional Teochew culture, leading them into a series of audio-visual feasts. Such performances not only enhance students’ acting skills but also ignite an undeniable Teochew Opera craze on campus.

In this context, Ms. Angie Ng serendipitously joined the prominent local Confucian music Association, “Er Woo Amateur Musical and Dramatic Association,” (馀娱儒乐社).

In this context, Ms. Angie Ng serendipitously joined the prominent local Confucian music Association, “Er Woo Amateur Musical and Dramatic Association,” (馀娱儒乐社).

In 1969, the cultural department of Radio TV Singapore vigorously promoted the recording of local operas, inviting local groups from the major dialects of Singapore to participate in the recording of television local operas for many years.

When Angie joined the Er Woo Amateur Musical and Dramatic Association, she witnessed and experienced the ongoing TV production of “Wang Zuo’s Severed Arm” (“Lu’an Prefecture”) in full swing. The late Mr. Cai Jiadian and Yang Huimin portrayed Wang Zuo and the Wet Nurse, respectively, while Lu Huilian portrayed Lu Wenlong. This opportunity expanded Angie’s horizons as a newcomer to the Teochew Opera association.

During the same period, Angie had the privilege of joining the “Zhongyong Teochew Amateur Drama Team” founded by the renowned Teochew storytelling master, the late Mr. Ng Chia Keng (黄正经), at Rediffusion. where she recorded many Teochew theatrical stories.

Later, Angie Ng was very fortunate to take on the heavy task at the Er Woo Amateur Musical and Dramatic Association, participating in several popular TV Teochew Opera performances in succession.

Teochew Opera “Visiting the Kiln” was produced in 1969 and is one of the subplots of the story “Red Mane, Fierce Horse” following “Pinggui’s Farewell to the Kiln”.

Teochew Opera “Visiting the Kiln” was produced in 1969 and is one of the subplots of the story “Red Mane, Fierce Horse” following “Pinggui’s Farewell to the Kiln”.

Bao Chuan’s mother visited the kiln to urge her daughter to return home for a better life having learned that her beloved daughter was living in a cold kiln in tattered clothes, looking emaciated.

Bao Chuan’s mother visited the kiln to urge her daughter to return home for a better life having learned that her beloved daughter was living in a cold kiln in tattered clothes, looking emaciated.

Wang Bao Chuan tearfully complained that her father looked down on the poor and favored the rich, and, with three slaps as an oath, she was driven out of the house, refusing to return home. Madam Wang, with no other choice, sadly bid farewell with tears in her eyes.

Wang Bao Chuan tearfully complained that her father looked down on the poor and favored the rich, and, with three slaps as an oath, she was driven out of the house, refusing to return home. Madam Wang, with no other choice, sadly bid farewell with tears in her eyes.

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