Artistic Director. Actor
Hong Hai was born in Guangzhou and graduated from the Guangdong Cantonese Opera School and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts School of Chinese Opera. Hong was a leading actor in the Guangzhou Hongdou Cantonese Opera Troupe, and mainly plays wenwusheng (male civil and military) and xiaosheng (young leading male) roles. He studied under Cantonese opera performer Lo Pan-chiu, and was mentored by veterans such as Liu Xun, Hui Kin-shun, Kuang Hongji, Hu Zhifeng and Mak Wai-man. His notable repertoire includes The Monkey King Thrice Beats the Bony Ghost, Arena and Warriors’ Romance. As an actor and Chinese opera acting coach, Hong has collaborated with the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Young Academy Cantonese Opera Troupe and Utopia Cantonese Opera Workshop on major productions. Hong has performed overseas in the US, Canada, Korea and Europe. He founded the Azure Seas Cantonese Traditional Theatre in 2017 with a vision to preserve and promote traditional Chinese culture.
Mr. Hong founded The Azure Seas Cantonese Traditional Theatre in 2017. He is dedicated to promoting Cantonese Theatre, cultivating young actors and extended audiences. Recently, he is dedicating himself to organizing campus promotions that encourage students to understand traditional Cantonese opera. Mr. Hong has experience in theatre education for over 10 years.