Composite image of Mitchie Choi (left) and Mitchie Choi in costume (right)
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Singing and acting like a man

Linguistics graduate Mitchie Choi swapped the study of language for the world of martial arts, operatic singing and acting.

The 22-year-old is one of the few people studying for a degree in Cantonese Opera.

She tells the BBC about why she loves the art - and why she can only perform as male characters now.

Video journalist: Helier Cheung

Performance footage courtesy of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

  • 27 Nov 2015
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