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1988

Willing to perform Cantonese Opera

Anita Mui has ideal actress to perform with

 

Anita Mui and Wong Hung Siu performed the Cantonese Opera 「劍合釵圓」at the [White Gold Super Star glittering Po Leung].  After that, I can never forget her image and her singing, as she really can make people feel drowsy!  At her birthday party with the fans.  She again performed with her sister the Cantonese Opera 「鳳閣恩仇未了情」.  Ah Mui's performance was natural, singing was accurate to the key, expression was good too, just like a real General.

[You are right, I'm destined to disguise as male role.  Never have a chance to be a female.]  It seems that Ah Mui is complaining.

[This is characteristic of you.  It is not easy to learn to be a male.  You are so good in performing Cantonese Opera, have you ever thought to join in the performance of Cantonese Opera?  Or organize a performance by yourself, how about a charity show of Cantonese Opera? so it can be a charity donation, at the same time people can enjoy your talent.]

After thinking for a while, she replied: [If I have a good partner, I might try.]  When mentioning about charity, she would never feel reluctant about it.

Then what does it mean a "good" partner?

[The matched keys, matched appearance.  The most important is that both have not performed Cantonese Opera before.  Then both will have more cooperation. less pressure and will be a happy cooperation.]  By her tone, it seems Ah Mui has  someone in mind that will be very suitable.  Who is that?

[It is just initial planning, never thought that far; also my knowledge about Cantonese Opera is just 『o也o也嗚』, how can I  sing just when I want to sing.]  Ah Mui is very serious when talks about this.  She is just like that, she gets herself involved in anything 100%, never wishy washy.

[I'm not flattering you. Your style and singing are up to standard of Cantonese Opera, especially you look so handsome, similar to Yam Kim Fai.]  I was telling her what I really feel.

[Really?  Yam Kim Fai is my idol.  Since I was young, I like to watch her performance.  Maybe there is too deep rooted an impression of her, so when I sing Cantonese Opera, I imitate her subconsciously.  But I don't feel that way myself.]  Seemingly she was thinking about how she performed Cantonese Opera, her eyes kept on rolling.

[Yam Kim Fai is your idol, no wonder you bought real estate properties at Vancouver and London, just following her.  Would you live at those places after you retire?] Anita Mui's real estate property in Vancouver costs HK$1.4 million, and the building in London costs HK$3 million.  Plus her luxurious flat at Tai Hong of HK$3 million.  So her total investment in real estate is already more than HK$7 million.  really makes people jealous of her.

[I have never thought about it.  Buying real estate is for investment, as I don't know how to do business.  The best thing is to live on rental income, so even after retire, I can still survive.  Also, investing in real estate is less risky.  The one in London has already appreciated, I am really happy about it.]  Ah Mui said cheerfully.

[The traffic is convenient, environment is beautiful, the most important is that it is very quiet but it is located close to busy districts.]  No wonder she has stayed in Happy Valley, and Tai Hong.  Not to blame her, after a day of hard work, the most enjoyable moment is to have a good sleep at a comfortable home.  Ah Mui is very thoughtful.

 

1988年
 

願為善粉墨登場演粵劇

梅艷芳談理想旦角的條件
 

對於梅艷芳在「白金巨星耀保良」與黃杏秀合唱折子戲「劍合釵圓」,過後仍是念念不忘,她那俊朗的造型及了得的唱腔,竟令人有幾分醉心!而歌迷生日演唱會的晚上,她一再開腔,與姐姐梅愛芳合唱「鳳閣恩仇未了情」。阿梅表現得毫不苟且,有板有眼、關目傳神,充滿著大將之風。

「你說得對,我注定要做反串角色,似乎想一嚐做花旦的滋味也不易呀!」阿梅似是帶有埋怨的語氣說道。

「這才是你的獨特風格,不易學o架!你唱大戲那麼出色,有沒有考慮參予粵劇的演出?或者自組班底,做個慈善粵劇大會,既可籌款,又可供更多人士欣賞你的才華?」

阿梅思索了一會,然後說道:「如果有個好拍檔,我亦會嘗試的。」提起做慈善,她總是義不容辭的。

 那麼,怎樣才算得上「好」拍檔呢!

「聲線夾、外型夾,最重要的是同樣未曾試過唱粵劇,這樣,彼此才會演出合拍,減少壓力感,合作愉快。」聽阿梅語氣,心內似有一個適合人選,是誰呀?

「這才是初步構思,沒有想得那麼長遠;況且,我的粵劇造詣都是『o也o也嗚』,怎又可能話唱就唱呢!」阿梅態度認真的說道,她就是這樣,做每件事都是百份百的投入,絲毫沒有敷衍之意的。

「不是吹噓,其實你的功架與唱腔,幾有粵劇職業水準,尤其扮相一流,儼如任劍輝般似的。」我只是把內心的感受訴說了出來。

「真的麼?任劍輝是我的偶像,自小就愛看她做戲,可能根深蒂固的關係,所以唱起大戲來,也不期然地模倣了她;不過,我自己又沒有這個感覺。」阿梅像是回想做粵劇的情景,那對大眼睛不停地滾動著。

「原來任劍輝是你的偶像,怪不得你分別在溫哥華、倫敦置業,莫非欲步她的後塵,退休後到那堜~住?」梅艷芳在溫哥華的居所折為港幣一百四十萬,倫敦那幢樓也值三百萬,加上大坑那座三百萬的豪華住宅,就是投資買樓亦有七百多萬,真的羨慕旁人。

「我都沒有想過這個問題,買樓當投資,我又不懂做生意,最好就是收租過日,他日退休後,亦可養過世吧!而且,買樓少了些風險,倫敦那幢現已賺了些樓價,我不知幾開心。」阿梅得意的說道。

「交通方便、環境優美,最重要的是靜中帶旺。」無怪乎阿梅的居所都是跑馬地、大坑一帶。這又難怪,一天的辛勞過後,最享受時刻莫如躲在安樂窩睡個飽,阿梅真是想得週到。

文:Do-Re-Mi