SunHope Taiwanese Opera Troupe, founded in 1995 in Koahsiung City, is a local artistic group, spreading its talent worldwide for others to appreciate and enjoy. With many years of rehearsal and enhancement in Taiwanese Opera, its improvement and excellence are well confirmed and recognized by general public and has had the honor of winning for 5 years running Kaohsiung City's excellent troupe award.
Since it was first established, the SunHope Taiwanese Opera Troupe has worked steadily and has made solid progress by visiting every stronghold of Taiwanese Opera in southern Taiwan. In this way, the efforts and dedications of SunHope can be seen everywhere: community centers, campus traveling shows, temple fairs and other cultural performances.
SunHope believes Taiwanese Opera, a unique art rooted in Taiwan, is indeed one of the representatives to make Taiwan become famous worldwide in the field of performing arts. To hold the faith in Taiwanese Opera and make SunHope self-advance, its oversea performances first started in 2002, and the troupe has since traveled to Los Angeles, San Diego, Hawaii and many others places to perform "Sheng Lou Ba Shi". In 2004, SunHope was invited to perform "Falling Star" in the Paris Art Center. Such achievements have caused the troupe to be regarded as honored representatives of Kaohsiung's traditional opera.
To realize its ideal, the SunHope Taiwanese Opera Troupe annually creates new scripts and performs new operas, such as "洛水之秋The autumn of Lou-shuei", "聲樓霸市Sheng Lou Ba Shi", "流星海王子Falling Star",
"港都戲院Gang Du Theater", "天河喜鵲橋Tian He Xi Que Qiao"
and other dramas, which have all been well received. On the November in 2005, in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its establishment, SunHope performed "秋樓子都Qiu Lou Zi Du"to show its effort during the past ten years and wish to have a good beginning of another ten years.
Nowadays, SunHope expects itself not only to be a performing group but also a Taiwanese Opera educational group with highly quality and art to continually Contribute to Taiwanese Opera of long standing and well established.