Yam Kim Fai

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Title

Yam Kim Fai

Subject

Cantonese opera stars ,famous , China

Description

She was most notable for her unique ability to sing in the lower register. That her opera voice was indistinguishable from a male one allowed her to play either male or female roles, though she usually performed male ones.

Date

1913/02/04-1989/11/29

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Relation

New Voice Opera Troupe

Type

person

Identifier

Ren_Jianhui

Person Item Type Metadata

Gender

Female

Birthplace

Foshan, Guangong province

Famous performance

Golden Phoenix (金鳳斬蛟龍), The Random Harvest (非夢奇緣), Substituting a Racoon for the Prince (七彩粤劇戲寶), A Test of Love (巧鳳試郎心)

Achievement

Affectionately dubbed the "opera fans' lover", Yam Kim Fai commanded the stage for more than four decades, charming generations of opera fans with her rich repertoire of performances. Many of Tong and Yam's operas have been adapted for the screen, a fact that has proved instrumental in promoting and preserving the operatic art.

List of award:
1995: The Chinese Opera Film Century Award at the 14th Hong Kong Film Awards

Files

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Citation

“Yam Kim Fai,” CCCH9051 Group 42, accessed May 25, 2022, https://learning.hku.hk/ccch9051/group-42/items/show/38.