Chinese Opera Benefit

China Opera Love theater performances and the opera? Join us for our annual Chinese Opera Benefit! Self-Help for the Elderly hosts the Chinese Opera Benefit once a year as a weekend event. It is a grand experience of Cantonese opera for everyone to enjoy. Cantonese opera is a traditional Chinese opera incorporating music, singing, acrobatics, martial arts, and acting. The traditional plots are based on Chinese historical stories and famous classics and myths.

Each year, the Chinese Opera Benefit features the Duen Fung Ming Chinese Opera Troupe. The troupe features professional performers who put on a show full of the love and hate, gentle and bold, and war and peace complexity that Chinese opera has to offer. The night is filled with singing, dancing, pantomime, acrobatics, and clowning. It is a night filled of fun and friends!

34th Annual Chinese Opera Benefit

December 7 – 8, 2019
San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center
2850 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

December 13, 2019
San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 110
San Francisco, CA 94102

Dream of Peony Pavilion 牡丹亭驚夢

November 17, 2018 at 12:30 pm
Opera Tickets: $100, $50, $30

Operatic Selection 折子戲匯演

November 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Opera Tickets: $100, $50, $30

Longevity Peach Banquet 蟠桃宴

November 18, 2018
Banquet Ticket: $35

Moonstar Seafood Buffet
383 Gellert Blvd., Daly City, CA 94015

Lecture 免費講座

Introduction to the Dream of Peony Pavilion
By Professor Emeritus Ling-Chi Wang and Josephine Ma
November 3, 2018 at 1 – 2 pm
City College of San Francisco – Chinatown / North Beach Campus
808 Kearny Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

All ticket proceeds go towards Self-Help for the Elderly and the 40,000 seniors served annually. Contact Josephine Ma at or 415-677-7668 today to reserve your tickets. Choose your seats here.