Szeto Hoi-yee

Specializing in female roles. Apprenticed for 6 years. Szeto graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a diploma in Cantonese Opera. She studied under the famed Beijing Opera artist Hu Zhifeng. In recent years, she is studying movement and posture with Zhang Caizhen and Wong Wai-ling and is vocally coached by Lo Siu-ping and Lilian Yeung Lai-hung.

  • Which veteran artist are you a fan of, and why?
    Yam Kim-fai and Bak Shuet-sin. They were forward-looking artists ahead of their time and I admire them for revolutionizing the industry.
  • What is your quest in art?
    I hope to be able to bring the art form to a younger audience and spark their interest in it so that Cantonese Opera will survive and thrive for generations.
  • Please share an interesting anecdote or an unforgettable moment on stage.
    Once I had to play Madame Zhou in Mistake at the Flower Festival, who was the mother of our artistic director’s character, Zhou Tong. I was quite anxious to play a parent to such a revered veteran artist as I was still rather inexperienced. It’s because of that that experience, I’ve come to realize how hard it is to play certain roles convincingly and therefore, gained a new-found respect for my predecessors.
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