Ka Yan

Specializing in female roles. Ho has been in the industry for 23 years. She graduated with a diploma in Cantonese Opera from a joint program between the Cantonese Opera Academy of Hong Kong and the CUSCS. She has also finished a part-time course jointly taught by the Cantonese Opera Academy of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Her instructors included Hui Kin-seun, Cheng Man-ying, Wang Jialing, Zhou Lili and Mak Wai-man. She started studying vocal performance and advance techniques under the eminent artist, Lam Kam-tong. Over the years, Ho has performed with a wide variety of Cantonese Opera troupes.

  • What is your most coveted role?
    Personally, I believe that every role in each script has their own chance to shine. When given the opportunity to perform, I am willing to play whatever role bestowed to me.
  • Which veteran artist(s) are you a fan of, and why?
    I look up to artists like Lam Kam-tong, Mandy Mui and Wan Fai-yin. They take each performance very seriously and give it all they’ve got. The result is entrancing. I strive to be just like them.
  • What is your quest in art?
    I just want to make good use of each performance opportunity offered to me and do my best. I would like to gain the approval of the audience and, if possible, promote the art form to a broader audience.

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