Sabrina Hou


Chinese Kunqu opera

Sabrina Hou was a master artist for ACTA's Apprenticeship Program in 2007 with apprentice, Janice Ng. Hou studied Kunqu opera, the oldest form of Chinese folk opera, at the Beijing Opera Conservatory and performed with the Beijing Northern Kunqu Opera Theater before moving to the United States ten years ago. Ng had studied and performed Cantonese Opera for over ten years before she began to study Kunqu opera with Hou three years ago.  During the apprenticeship she learned singing, dancing, and acting techniques to perform the female lead role of Du Li Niang, in a 45 minute scene from the Kunqu opera Peony Pavilion.

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