Lau Wai Ming
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Lau Wai Ming

Lau Wai Ming Cantonese opera performer

Cantonese opera performer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Cantonese opera performer
A.K.A. 劉惠鳴
Occupations Singer Opera singer
Type Music
Gender female
The details

Lau Wai Ming is an accomplished Cantonese opera artist from Hong Kong specializing in the portrayal of romantic literary scholars and heroic warriors (文武生)


  • Rising Artist Award (Xiqu Category)- Hong Kong Arts Development Year 2003 Awards
  • Champion (粵劇組) - Cantonese Opera Singing Competition organised by the Asia Television Ltd「亞洲電視主辦全港粵曲大賽」

Current appointments


  • Council Member - Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC)「香港藝術發展局」
  • Examiner (Xiqu|戲曲) - Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) 「香港藝術發展局」
  • Committee Member - Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee 「粵劇發展諮詢委員會」
  • Member (Assessment Panel) - Cantonese Opera Development Fund 「演出資助計劃評核小組」
  • Member (Executive Committee) - Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong 「香港八和會館」
  • Chairman (Actors Committee) - Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong 「香港八和會館」
  • Committee Member - The Cantonese Opera Academy of Hong Kong 「八和粵劇學院 」
  • Artistic Director - Yeung Ming Opera Troupe 「揚鳴粵劇團」
  • Artistic Director - Yeung Ming Children Opera Troupe 「揚鳴兒童粵劇團」
  • Opera Instructor

Continuous Education in Opera

In 2003, she started coaching children in Cantonese opera. She continues to be actively involved in teaching and nurturing children in kindergartens, primary and secondary schools to appreciate this traditional art form. Apart from her performance engagements and appointments in the above-mentioned organisations, she conducts opera seminars and workshops at educational institutions to create awareness and interest among the new generations, to share with them the importance of preserving this traditional performance art and cultural heritage.

Community services

Besides her operatic career, Lau participated in fund raising activities for charities and as well as visits to old folks homes and hospitals. In 2004, she performed at the National Kidney Foundation 「腎臟基金會」fund raising event in Genting (Malaysia) and in Year 2012 and 2013, she was invited to perform in fund raising events in the United States and Canada. She was presented with Certificates of Recognition and Certificate of Appreciation by the various level of government offices in recognition of her contributions and support.

Arts & cultural exchanges

In her early career, she already started to participate in cultural exchange programs. In Year 1993 and 1994, she served as a tourism ambassador for the Hong Kong Tourist Promotion Board 「香港旅遊發展局」, performed in Japan, introducing the traditional art form of Hong Kong cantonese opera and same time promote Hong Kong as a tourist destination. She continues to be actively involved in many arts and cultural exchange events and forums organized by overseas organizations, to discuss and exchange views and ideas revolving around the development of opera and its fraternities.

Cantonese opera

Lau Wai Ming has performed in China, United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau and Japan. Over the years, she has performed in over 50 opera works and has worked with artists such as 任冰兒、南紅、王超群、阮兆輝 、鄧美玲、尹飛燕、陳詠儀、廖國森、白雪紅、尤聲普、翠紅、李淑勤、陳嘉鳴、鄭詠梅、溫玉瑜、高麗、新劍郎、文寶森、花居冠 among others. Some of the well-known opera titles performed include:


Opera Titles 劇名
The Peony Pavilion 牡丹亭驚夢
Princess Chang Ping 帝女花
The Purple Hairpin 紫釵記
Dream of the Red Chamber 紅樓夢
Legend of the White Snake 白蛇傳
Butterfly Lovers 樓台會
The Butterfly and Red Pear Blossoms 蝶影紅梨記
The Reincarnation of Lady Plum Blossom 再世紅梅記
The Last Emperor of Southern Tang 李後主
Mistake at the Flower Festival 花田八喜
Contention for Command 龍鳳爭掛帥
The Moon Pavilion 雙仙拜月亭
The Sounds of Battle 雷鳴金鼓戰笳聲

Her love for old cantonese classic movies led her to produce and stage some of the movies into opera. So far, she has successfully staged the following titles and received good reviews.


Opera Titles 劇名
The Purple Hairpin 精品紫釵記
Twelve Railing Twelve Hairpin 十二欄杆十二釵
Fun of the 3 Generations 代代紐紋柴
Without Number 無號數 (非夢奇緣)
N.A 英雄情淚保山河

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