The troupe was officially founded in 1988. It is named after Mr. Cheng Jung-hsing, who is the grandson of the famous Hakka Tea-picking opera actress Cheng Mei-mei. Since its inception, the troupe has been actively participating in various arts performances nationwide and is dedicated to presenting, ...(Read more)
The troupe was officially founded in 1988. It is named after Mr. Cheng Jung-hsing, who is the grandson of the famous Hakka Tea-picking opera actress Cheng Mei-mei. Since its inception, the troupe has been actively participating in various arts performances nationwide and is dedicated to presenting, carrying on, and promoting Hakka Opera. Starting from 1997, the troupe has been conducting the “ Hakka Opera Talent Training Pfoject.” After undergoing training, most art students are capable of performing on stage independently. Some rising stars from this troupe even become the backbone of a number of troupes currently active. The musical CD titled Fault with no fault and the video DVD titled The Legend of Lo Fon-bo were nominated for the 16th and 18th Taiwan Golden Melody Awards, respectively, in the best drama melody album category.
Apart from invitations from arts and culture organizations in various locations and celebrations at temple fairs, the Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe also records drama programs for the Hakka Television Station, better known as Hakka TV. The troupe has been repeatedly shortlisted for the Golden Bell Awards, is active in recruiting talent for modern theatre productions, and has produced in recent years such Hakka tea-picking operas as Mother-in-Law Wrestled with Daughter-in-Law, Lantern Marriage, The Pregnancy Saga, The Yang's Daughter-in-Law, and Hegemon-King of Western Chu and Consort Yu. As of 2013, the Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe has performed at the National Theatre Hall on eight occasions. With performances and productions that are enthusiastically endorsed by the public, the Rom Shing Hakka Opera is a representative troupe of Taiwan Hakka opera. The Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe also toured abroad for performances in the United States, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Vienna, and Austria. In 2008, the troupe was named by the Miaoli County Government as a preservation group for Miao Li County's intangible cultural assets, in particular the traditional Tea-picking opera arts.
|Representative / Founder||Cheng Mei-mei|
|Works||A Fated Love Affair Flirtation at a Public House Exhortations from a Virtuous Wife to Her Husband Hegemon-King of Western Chu and Consort Yu|
|Address||No.47-1, Xindong Rd., Neighborhood 4, Fengfu Vil., Houlong Township, Miaoli County35649, Taiwan|