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Tosca

Date: 23-24, 26-27, 29-30 September 2000
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Music: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Illica and Giacosa
After the stage play of Sardou

Conductor: Enrique Carreon-Robledo 
Accompaniment: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus: Chorus of The Opera Society of Hong Kong
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Set Designer: Ivan Cheng
Costume Designer: Kelvin Tsang
Lighting Designer: Kim Lee

Producer/Director: Lo King-man

The Cast
Tosca: Diana Vidu (23, 26, 29/9), Yanyan Wang (24, 27, 30/9), Soprano
Cavaradossi: Jianyi Zhang (23, 26, 30/9), Steven Harrison (24, 27, 29/9), Tenor
Scarpia: Genaro Sulvar?n (23, 27. 30/9), Arturo Barrera (24, 26, 29/9, Baritone
Sacristan: Michael Rippon, Bass
Angelotti: Tsui Fai, Baritone
Spoletta: David Quah (23, 26, 29/9), Alex Tam (24, 27, 30/9), Tenor
Sciarrone/Jailor: Sylvester Che, Baritone
Shepherd: Eugene Yip (23, 26, 29/9), Lee Po-yu (24, 27, 30/9), Treble

Synopsis of Scenes
Act I  17 June 1800, noon, in Rome
The Church of Sant'Andrea dalle Valle
Act II  The same evening, Palazzo Farnese
The rooms of Baron Scarpia
Act III  The following morning, at dawn
The platform of Castel Sant'Angelo

Chorus of the Opera Society of Hong Kong
Chorus of the Opera Society of Hong Kong was founded by a group of dedicated and enthusiastic singers.  They come from all walks of life and share a common desire to promote opera and musical theatre to the people of Hong Kong.  Since 1992, the Chorus has performed in the former Urban Council's productions under the direction of Chorusmaster and Chairman Raymond Fu.  In 1996, the Chorus presented A Night at the Opera in association with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta with great success.  1997 was another exciting year for the Chorus.  Performances included Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Sir Neville Marriner and St. Martin in the Fields presented by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Melodies of New Era Concert in the 97 Reunification Music Festival.  Recent productions include opera double bill The Divorce & The Lamp of Everlasting Light as well as the film and music project Voices of Light / The Passion of Joan of Arc presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, both with rave reviews.  Highlight of the Chorus's future performance will be Handel's Messiah Concert with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra with Samuel Wong, the new Music Director, in April 2001.

Chorus Master: Raymond Fu
Rehearsal Pianists: Lee Wai-vin and Law Chi-hang
Executive Assistant : Vicky Ng

Soprano
Chan Lin-ching
Chuk Yuk-lin
Brigit Fung
Donna Ho
Kim Hae-kyung
Katherine Kwong
Leung Siu-kum
Lo Ming-ying
Mak Ho-yi
Mok Yee-ying
Frances Wong
Pancy Wong
Yip Ching-yee

Alto
Petra Bach
Claudia Chan
Marilyn Cheng
Fung Hoi-yi
Ada Lai
Vivian Lau
Li Lang-yi, Rainbow
Nancy Li
Ma Wing-ki
Mow Wai-tak
Tilda Wat
Shirley Yeung

Tenor
Cheung Chun-wa
Cheung Shu-kan
Chung Chi-wing
Franky Hon
Hui King-sun
Lam Chung-ming
Felix Lam
Li Kai-hung, Raymond
Orlando Mang
Tam Wai-yip, Sam
Ting Ka-lam
Tucky To

Bass
Chan Chi-wang
Patrick Chan
Kohen Chia
Chung Ying-yin
Kong Yuk-on
William Kong
Kwok Kar-kit
Leung Hei-yeung, Patrick
Leung Wai-lam
Leung Wing-kin
Ng Siu-tung, Tommy
Pong Chung-lam
Tsui Kwong-kit
Wong Po-to

The Opera Society of Hong Kong Children?s Chorus
Chorusmistress: Shirley Veung
Instructor: Grace Ho

Cheric Leona Cheung
Cheung King-him. Tony
Lissa Queenie Cheung
Fong Ka-man, Carmen
Ho Chun-ngai, Calvin
Ho Chun-sing. Jason
Ho Ho-yu, Gordon
Hung Sze-hang
Ip Shun-wai
Keung Lap-shing, Lawrence
Lai Ka-yee
Inga Lam
Law Chun-hin
Lee Kwan-cheung
Lee Po-yu
Lorraine Lui
Pang Yung-ching, Eunice
Poon Sum-wing. Joyce
Arnold Tang
Stephanie Tang
Tsang Oi-lam, Stephanie
Tsang Oi-ming, Alison
Wong Ho-cheun
Eugene Yip
Yuen Tik-wan, Steven

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