Cải lương star performs in TV shows

Update: October, 25/2021 - 08:49


Cải lương star Bùi Công Danh (centre) and young talents will stage a series of TV shows offering performances of vọng cổ (nostalgic tunes), cải lương and tuồng or hát bội (classical drama) on Vĩnh Long Television. Photo courtesy of the producer

VĨNH LONG — Cải lương (reformed opera) star Bùi Công Danh, winner of the famous TV show Sao Nối Ngôi (Bright Stars) 2021, will perform in a series of theatre shows on Vĩnh Long Television’s THVL1 channel next month. 

The actor will stage live performances of vọng cổ (nostalgic tunes), cải lương and tuồng or hát bội (classical drama), traditional theatre genres from the southern and central regions. 

He will appear with his younger colleagues from art schools in HCM City and southern provinces. 

“I will try my best to bring the original tunes of traditional theatre to audiences,” said the 36-year-old.

“I hope my art will help fans love tuồng and cải lương, forms of Vietnamese art that began about 100 years ago.” 


Cải Lương star Bùi Công Danh, winner of the Sao Nối Ngôi (Bright Star) 2021, a famous TV show featuring cải lương produced by Vĩnh Long Television. Photo courtesy of the producer

Danh began his professional career at the Tuổi Ngọc Drama Troupe, one of HCM City’s leading private drama theatres, in 2000. With his strong voice and rapid improvement in performance skills, he soon became a bright star in cải lương.

He has performed in several cải lương troupes in HCM City and southern provinces. 

“Performing in Sao Nối Ngôi is a chance for me to learn more from older artists, who have devoted all their love and energy to the stage,” said Danh. 

The TV programme Sao Nối Ngôi, launched in 2016, has become one of the hottest entertainment shows on Vĩnh Long Television. 

Vĩnh Long Television will release cải lương videos featuring Danh and talented artits on YouTube as a way to attract audiences amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of the producer

It has attracted millions of people in HCM City and the Cửu Long (Mekong) River Delta region back to Vietnamese theatre and offered many shows staged by veteran and young actors.

According to the theatre director of Vĩnh Long Television Châu Ngọc Ấn, the station is working with talented theatre performers to offer new shows on historical topics for young audiences. 

“Our shows targets youth. We want to encourage youngsters to learn more about Vietnamese history and culture through theatre", Ẩn said.  

Vĩnh Long Television will also release cải lương videos featuring Danh and talented artists on YouTube as a way to attract audiences amid the COVID-19 pandemic. VNS