Cantonese opera’s ‘brightest star’ Yam Kim-fai was known for her male roles

//Cantonese opera’s ‘brightest star’ Yam Kim-fai was known for her male roles

Cantonese opera’s ‘brightest star’ Yam Kim-fai was known for her male roles

“Cantonese opera’s brightest star dies at 76,” ran a South China Morning Post headline on November 30, 1989. Yam Kim-fai passed away at her Happy Valley home of complications from pneumonia. She had “suffered a series of heart problems in recent years and came out of hospital on November 10 to convalesce at home”, reported the Post.Yam was born in Guangdong province as Yam Yuen-yee and “picked up opera singing from her aunt at a young age before taking on training in a Cantonese opera troupe in…

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