Sat 25 Oct, 2014 – 7:30pm
Lecture Theatre, IAS Lo Ka Chung Building
About Opera Hong Kong
Opera Hong Kong is the first opera company to have been established in Hong Kong. The company was formed in July 2003 as a non-profit organization. Since its inception, Opera Hong Kong has become a firmly established part of Hong Kong’s cultural scene.
Opera Hong Kong is committed to the mission of enhancing the appreciation of the art of opera in Hong Kong and promoting local music talents. We firmly believe that opera productions should be given a permanent niche in a culturally vibrant city such as Hong Kong. In addition to staging operas and other performances, Opera Hong Kong aims to make opera easy and fun to understand for the general public, especially the young, through a programme of education and outreach activities.
Since our establishment, Opera Hong Kong has gone from strength to strength under the artistic direction of Warren Mok, MH, the internationally acclaimed Hong Kong tenor, with grand-scale productions of operas including La Traviata, Turandot, Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, Roméo et Juliette, Aïda, Werther, Don Carlo, The Magic Flute, Poet Li Bai, Manon, La Bohème, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Flying Dutchman and Faust. Apart from operas, the company has also presented the musical Jinsha, as well as concerts, including Samson and Delilah,the Yellow River Cantata and Opera Highlights, Mozart Requiem and Favourite Arias, Liao Changyong Recital, Denyce Graves Recital, Opera Gala Concert, Musical Gala Concert, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Ode to Beethoven, Gong Dongjian Recital, Celebrity Fundraising Concerts and Opera Hong Kong 10th Anniversary Gala Concert; and Operas and Musicals for Families as part of the education and outreach programme. Opera school tours, summer schools and master classes are held regularly to reach the young population. Opera Hong Kong Chorus and Opera Hong Kong Children Chorus were established in 2004 and 2008 respectively and are becoming recognized forces in the local choral scene.
Carol Lin, narrator and mezzo-soprano
Sandy Leung, soprano
Chen Yong, tenor
Felix Shuen, piano