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11 Jun 17 建軍大業 Movie Music Chorus Recording
4 May 17 Opera Fever 5 歌劇狂熱慶銀禧 The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
9 Nov 16 Opera Passion 4 The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
27 Oct 16 Bellissima Italia Presentation Ceremony 2016 Bellissima Italia
9 Oct 16 The Rising Stars 2 The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
24-26 Sep 16 Guangzhou Evangelical Musc Tour Christ our Saviour Church, Guangzhou
19 May 16 Opera Fever 4Ever 歌劇狂熱唱不停 The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
19 Feb 16 The Rising Stars The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
19 Dec 15 Music from Vienna Concert Global Symphony Orchestra
11-13 Dec 15 Il Trovatore 2015 LCSD
14 Sep 15 Opera Passion III 歌劇濃情 III The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
15 May 15 Opera Fever 3 The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
12-14 Dec 14 Turandot 2014 LCSD
10 Sep 14 Mid-Autumn Gala The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
30 Jun 14 Embracing the World The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
13 Feb 14 Opera Fever II - Love The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
13-15 Dec 13 Rigoletto 2013 LCSD
14 Sep 13 Opera Fever - OSHK Members' Mini Concert The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
4-6 Jan 13 Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci LCSD
29 Oct 12 20th Anniversary Gala Concert The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
6-8 Jan 12 Lucia di Lammermoor 2012 LCSD
21-23 Jan 11 L'Elisir d'Amore LCSD
4 May 10 Andrea Bocelli in Asia 2010 The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
29-31 Jan 10 La Fille du Regiment LCSD
2-4 Jan 09 Madama Butterfly 2009 LCSD
24 Dec 08 A World Christmas RTHK Radio 4
15-17 May 08 La Perichole Consulate General of France
20 Nov 07 Opera Society 15th Anniversary Concert The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
3 May 07 From Opera to Musical The Opera Society of Hong Kong with Rotary Clubs
24 Dec 06 Season's Greetings in the Park RTHK Radio 4
17 Feb 06 Members' Concert 2006 The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社
24 Dec 05 Messiah in the Park RTHK Radio 4
16-20 Sep 04 Faust LCSD
19-20 May 04 Samson and Delilah Opera Hong Kong
23-24 Apr 04 HKPO's 2004 Choral Classics Showcase II Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
18 Oct 03 Love for Hong Kong for Opera Opera Hong Kong
25-29 Sep 03 Macbeth LCSD
14-16 Feb 03 The Abduction from the Seraglio Arts Festival 2003
12-17 Sep 02 Madama Butterfly 2002 LCSD
18 May 02 Fruits on the Tree 樹上的果子 Hugo Productions (HK) Ltd.
5 Mar 02 City Hall 40th Anniversary Concert LCSD
11-12 Jan 02 Beethoven 9 with HKPO Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
28-30 Sep 01; 1-3 Oct 01 Il Trovatore LCSD
20-21 Apr 01 Handel's Messiah Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
23-24, 26-27, 29-30 Sep 00 Tosca LCSD
3 Sep 00 Mozart's Requiem
19-20 May 00 Voices of Light - The Passion of Joan of Arc
3 Feb 00 RTHK 4 Grand Millenniium Concert RTHK Radio 4
14-16 Jan 00 Lihun & Changmingdeng LCSD
30 Dec 99 Beethoven 9 in Guangzhou
25-26, 28-30 Sep 99; 1-2 Oct 99 Carmen Provisional Urban Council
16-18 Apr 99 Die Fledermaus Provisional Regional Council
3 Mar 99 Opera Passion Opera Society of Hong Kong
11-12 Feb 99 Night Banquet Arts Festival 1999
19-26 Sep 98 La Boheme Provisioinal Urban Council
8 Apr 98 St. Matthew Passion
9-11 Jan 98 The Merry Widow Provisional Regional Council
30-31 Dec 97; 3 Jan 98 New Year Extravaganza Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
13-15, 17-19 Sep 97 Aida Provisional Urban Council
4-6 Aug 97 The Emperor and the Nightingale
7 Jul 97 Melodies of New Era
20-21 Jun 97 Alexander Nevsky Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
10-11 Jun 97 Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
18-23 Sep 96 Turandot Urban Council
16 Jul 96 A Night at the Opera
3-6 Nov 95 Lucia di Lammermoor 1995 Urban Coincil
20-24 Sep 94 La Traviata Urban Council
11 Mar 94 Hong Kong Stadium Opening Gala
18-23 Oct 93 Rigoletto Urban Council
18-23 Nov 92 Otello Urban Council
建軍大業 Movie Music Chorus Recording

The Opera Society of Hong Kong is again invited to record the chorus part of a mega film. 建軍大業"The Founding of an Army" is a Chinese historical film featuring a star-studded cast of Chinese actors to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army.

The film will be released in summer 2017!

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Opera Fever 5 歌劇狂熱慶銀禧

Following the success of previous concerts of the same series, the Opera Fever 5 Concert, which is a Le French May Associated Project and the first major event of our 25th anniversary year, was held successfully on 4 May 2017.

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Opera Passion 4


Opera Passion has become an exciting event by the Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社 to demonstrate our continuous passion for opera and to showcase outstanding participants from the International Opera Exchange MasterClass.  

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Bellissima Italia Presentation Ceremony 2016

The Children's Choir of the Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社 was invited to sing at the Victoria House for the Bellissima Italia Presentation Ceremony on 27 October 2016.

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The Rising Stars 2


Still remember the impressive performance by our young Rising Stars in early 2016?  The Rising Stars 2, 2nd project of this education program series by the Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社 is again tailored for young talents with age 6 to 17 having ABRSM Grade 5 or above equivalent in voice or musical instruments.

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Guangzhou Evangelical Musc Tour

The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社 is very pleased to be invited by 廣州救主堂 to participate in an evangelical music tour from 24 to 26 September 2016.

This is a meaningful religious event and an exceptional experience for singers and non-singing participants!


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Opera Fever 4Ever 歌劇狂熱唱不停

Opera Fever 4Ever:

An Associated Programme of Le French May 2016

歌劇狂熱唱不停:法國五月節2016聯辦節目

19/05/2016 Hong Kong City Hall Theatre   8pm

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The Rising Stars


A Concert of Young Talents

This is part of the education program presented by The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社.

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Music from Vienna Concert

The Opera Society of Hong Kong ­香港歌劇社 has been invited to sing in a festive and fun concert "Music from Vienna" on Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Concert Hall, City Hall Hong Kong. We'll be singing in Beethoven's Choral Fantasy for piano, chorus, and orchestra, Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, and yes, The Blue Danube Waltz by J. Strauss in an originally written-for-chorus mixed chorus version, and more. 

Concert is presented by the Global Symphony Orchestra and under the baton of Maestro Ka Lok Mak. Come sing with us to have fun or come to the concert to enjoy! 

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Il Trovatore 2015

An opera in four acts, performed in Italian with Chinese and English subtitles.

Directed by Lo Kingman and conducted by Lio Kuokman, this production ofMusica Viva 非凡美樂 will see the collaboration between world-renowned stars and home-grown talents. 

Raymond Fu, Chorusmaster, directs the Chrous of The Opera Society of Hong Kong 香港歌劇社 once again (since Il Trovatore 2001) to bring alive the legendary troubadours, nobles, and gypsies on the Hong Kong stage.

Four shows:
11-12 December 2015 (Fri, Sat) 7:45pm
12-13 December 2015 (Sat, Sun) 2:45pm

Venue:
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall 
5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong

Tickets:
$630, $460, $300, $150
Discount tickets available for eligible persons.
Available at URBTIX now.

Enquiry: 3761 6661

Programme is presented by LCSD and click here for more information and opera synopsis

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Opera Passion III 歌劇濃情 III

"Opera Passion III" concert is not just another concert presented by the Opera Society of HK. It is in fact the fruit from an educational aspiration of the Society. Through organizing the "1st International Opera Exchange Master Class" on Sept 11 - 13, 2015, local young talented singers could learn and work together with world-class opera singers Chiara Angella & Silvio Zanon from Italy.

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Opera Fever 3

The Opera Society of Hong Kong's Members' Mini Concert 2015 Opera Fever 3 follows the success of our previous Opera Fever mini concerts held in September 2013 and February 2014.

Date : 15 May 2015 (Friday)
Time : 8:00pm
Venue : 5/F, Lecture Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Centre

Tickets: $50 available by reservation or at the door.
Reservation and Enquiry: Call Si-lai Li at 94605219.

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Turandot 2014


An opera in 3 acts by Giacomo Puccini.

Performed in Italian with Chinese and English subtitles.

4 performances at the Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall:
12 December 2014 (Fri) 7:45pm
13 December 2014 (Sat) 2:30pm
13 December 2014 (Sat) 7:45pm
14 December 2014 (Sun) 2:30pm

A Musica Viva production:

Music Director: Lio Kuokman
Producer & Director: Lo Kingman
Chamber Orchestra: Hong Kong Virtuosi
Chorus: The Opera Society of Hong Kong
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Choreographer: Thomas Brown
Sets: Ricky Chan
Costumes: Mandy Tam
Lighting: Peter Li

Ticketing: $630, $460, $300, $150, available from 13 August 2014 onwards at URBTIX

The Opera Society of Hong Kong last performed Turandot in 1996.

Audition for Turandot 2014 (closing 31 August 2014):
http://tinyurl.com/operasociety-aud-140921

Facebook event.

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Mid-Autumn Gala


A Musical Feast of...

Choir with wine glasses, golden bells, love duets, fun piece from bass bone, passionate opera excerpts and even wild Broadway trio.

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: 8:00pm
Place: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Central


Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/353096341508668

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Embracing the World


** Pre-World Choir Games Fundraising Concert **

Come and support the Opera Society of Hong Kong's Female Vocal Ensemble for our trip to the World Choir Games (WCG), July 2014, in Riga, Latvia!

To better prepare for the Riga competition, we have arranged a Pre-Tour Fundraising Concert:

Date: Monday, June 30, 2014
Time: 8:00pm
Place: St. John's Cathedral, Garden Road, Central


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Opera Fever II - Love


OSHK Members' Mini Concert, our second in the series since Opera Fever in September 2013. Come hear a special programme of songs, duets, and ensembles on the theme of love by our members on the eve of Valentine's Day!

Date : 13 February 2014 (Thursday)
Time : 8pm
Venue : 5/F, Lecture Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Eligibility : OSHK Society Member / Chorus Member

Tickets: $50
Reservation and enquiry: 92766873

Members' sign-up.

Facebook event.

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Rigoletto 2013


An opera in 3 acts by Giuseppe Verdi.

Performed in Italian with Chinese and English subtitles.


4 performances at the Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall:
13 December 2013 (Fri) 7:45pm
14 December 2013 (Sat) 2:45pm
14 December 2013 (Sat) 7:45pm
15 December 2013 (Sun) 2:45pm

A Musica Viva production:

Music Director: Lio Kuok-man
Producer & Director: Lo King-man
Chamber Orchestra: Hong Kong Virtuosi
Chorus: The Opera Society of Hong Kong
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Lighting: Peter Li
Costumes: Mandy Tam
Sets: Allan Tsui

Ticketing: $600, $450, $300, $150, available from 9 August 2013 onwards at URBTIX

The Opera Society of Hong Kong last performed Rigoletto in 1993.

Audition for Rigoletto (closed 31 August 2013):
http://tinyurl.com/operasociety-aud-130915

Facebook event.

The Cast

Rigoletto (Baritone); Michael Corvino (1)(3); Daniel Sutin (2)(4)
Gilda (Soprano): Sang Eun Lee (1)(3)(4); Colette Lam (2)
Duke of Mantua (Tenor): Todd Wilander (1)(3); Jeffrey Hartman (2)(4)
Sparafucile (Bass): Freddie Tong
Maddalena (Mezzo-soprano): Carol Lin
Monterone (Baritone): Sammy Chien

(1) 13 Dec 7:45pm;  (2) 14 Dec 2:45pm;  (3) 14 Dec 7:45pm  (4) 15 Dec 2:45pm

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Opera Fever - OSHK Members' Mini Concert


Date : 14 September 2013 (Saturday)
Time : 4pm
Venue : 5/F, Lecture Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
Eligibility : OSHK Society Member / Chorus Member

Tickets: $50
Reservation and enquiry: 92766873

Members' sign-up (now closed).

Facebook event.

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Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci


LCSD presents Opera - Double-bill:

Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana & Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci

Date: 4-6 January 2013 (Fri-Sun)
Time: 7:45pm on 4 & 5 Jan;
           2:45pm on 5 & 6 Jan
Place: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Two sensational Italian operas of the Realism School performed in Italian with Chinese and English subtitles.

A Musica Viva Production.

Music Director: Lio Kuok-man
Producer & Director: Lo King-man
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Chamber Orchestra: Hong Kong Virtuosi          

Tickets $630, $460, $300, $150 now available at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and credit card telephone booking. Half-price tickets available for senior citizens, people with disabilities and full-time students. Group booking discount also available.

Programme Enquiries 2268 7321
Ticketing Enquiries 2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking 2111 5999
Internet Booking www.urbtix.hk

Audition for Opera Double-bill (now closed).

Facebook event.

Concert review by Prof Rupert Chan, Hong Kong Economic Journal, 23 January 2013 (in Chinese).

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20th Anniversary Gala Concert


** Opera Passion for 20 Years **

Celebrating our milestone in performing over 20 operas in the past 20 years, maintaining a high standard of performance, and promoting local opera production and appreciation.

Come join us in our 20th Anniversary Gala Concert this October! We will be singing many favorite opera choruses from our repertoire. Also, special performances by guest soloists who have performed with us over the years and children's chorus.

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Lucia di Lammermoor 2012

Date: 6-8 January 2012 (Fri-Sun)
Time: 7:45pm on 6 & 7 Jan; 2:45pm on 7 & 8 Jan
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
 
Presented by LCSD, Donizetti's romantic opera Lucia di Lammermoor is set in the Lammermuir Hills (Lammermoor) of Scotland in the 17th century and tells the story of the emotionally fragile Lucy Ashton (Lucia), caught in a family feud between her own family and the Ravenswoods that ultimately leads to tragedy.

Lucia's "Mad Scene", "Il dolce suono... Spargi d'amaro pianto", a technically and expressively demanding piece, has historically been a vehicle to lift the careers of many a coloratura sopranos to stardom, and together with other popular arias such as "Regnava Nel Silenzio" and "Verranno a te sull'aure", has made Lucia di Lammermoor one of the most performed operas of all time.
 
Producer/Director: Lo Kingman
Conductor: Lio Kuokman
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu

 
A Musica Viva 2012 production. (The Opera Society of Hong Kong has last performed Lucia di Lammermoor in 1995.)  Tckets: $630, 460, 300, 150 (available at Urbtix)

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L'Elisir d'Amore

Date:  21, 22, 23 January 2011 (Fri-Sun)
Time:  8:00 pm (additional 3:00 pm matinee show on 22 Jan 2011)
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love) is a comic opera in 2 Acts sung in Italian with Chinese and English subtitles. Libretto by Felice Romani after Le Philtre by Eugene Scribe.

Producer/Director: Lo Kingman

The Opera Society of Hong Kong
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Chamber Orchestra: Hong Kong Virtuosi
Conductor: Lio Kuok-man

Set Designer: Allan Tsui
Lighting Designer: Maggie Law
Costume Designer: Lau Chung-yan

A Musica Viva Production.

"A stronger production all round, it's a big step forward for the troupe.... A notable strength is the impressively well-balanced, focused singing by the Opera Society Chorus.'"- review by South China Morning Post, 25 January 2011, on the opening performance.

Event on Facebook.

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Andrea Bocelli in Asia 2010


Date:

4 May 2010 (Tue)

Time:

8:00 pm

Venue:

Hall 5BC, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

 
The Opera Society of Hong Kong Chorus joined the world-renowned tnor Andrea Bocelli in his Asia 2010 tour stop in Hong Kong.


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La Fille du Regiment


Date:

29-31 January 2010 (Fri-Sun)

Time:

8:00 pm (matinee show 3:00 pm on 30 Jan 10)

Venue:

Concert Hall, City Hall, Hong Kong


Hong Kong premiere of Donizetti's first opera in French La Fille du Regiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) - a comic opera in 2 acts. Sung in French with Chinese and English subtitles.

Music: Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-Francois-Alfred Bayard
Performance Version: Lo King-man

Opera Society of Hong Kong, Raymond Fu, Chorusmaster.
Hong Kong Virtuosi (Chamber ensemble), Lio Kuok-man, Conductor.

Producer/Director: Lo King-man
Set Designer: Moe Mo
Costume Designer: Lau Chung-yan
Lighting Designer: Maggie Law
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Orchestra Artistic Administrators: Ray Wong, Yiu Song-lam
Repetiteurs: Lily Yeung, Felix Suen
Dialogue and Drama Coach: Brenda Scofield
French Diction Coach: Ariele Zanini
Dance Mistress: Mandy Petty
Assistant to Director: Cindy Leung

A Musica Viva production.

Event on Facebook.

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Madama Butterfly 2009


Date:

2-4 January 2009 (Fri-Sun)

Time:

7:30 pm (matinee show 2:30 pm on 4 Jan 09)

Venue:

Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall


Puccini's popular three-act opera is a poignant tale of exotic love, betrayal, honour and sacrifice, and delivers a bittersweet experience of love and loss. The Opera Society of Hong Kong performed this full-scale opera for the second time, having first performed Madama Butterfly in 2002.

Mr Lo King-man, Producer/Director
Opera Society of Hong Kong, Raymond Fu, chorusmaster
Hong Kong Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Carmen Koon, conductor

A Musica Viva production.


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A World Christmas


Date:

24 Dec 2008 (Wed)

Time:

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Venue:

Olympic Square, Hong Kong Park


'A World Christmas' offered a truly special program of music from different parts of the world in the holiday season. There were African drumming, music with Latin American beat, sacred songs from Argentina and carols from France, USA, Wales and Spain. and of course, the Hallelujah chorus and well-loved carol sing-in for the audience to join in!


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La Perichole

Date:

15-17 May 2008 (Thu-Sat)

Time:

8:00 pm

Venue:

Grand Theater, Hong Kong Cultural Centre


Music: Jacques Offenbach
Director: Jerome Savary
The Opera Society of Hong Kong
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Ariele Zanini, Piano
The Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Jerome Pillement

A Le French May 2008 opera program. Performed in French with English and Chinese subtitles. La Perichole is an "opera bouffe" (a genre of late 19th century French operetta) and musical comedy, based on a piece written by Offenbach and staged extravagantly by Jerome Savary. Savary is a French theatre director, scriptwriter, and actor who widened the popularity of music theatre in France through his special blending of the opera, operetta, and musical comedy.

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Opera Society 15th Anniversary Concert


The Opera Society of Hong Kong 15th Anniversary Concert
Die Schopfung
(The Creation)
by Joseph Haydn
(sung in German)

Date:

20 November 2007 (Tue)

Time:

8:00 pm

Venue:

Concert Hall, City Hall, Hong Kong


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From Opera to Musical


3 May 2007 - The Opera Society of Hong Kong presented a charity concert with a special program From Opera to Musical featuring favorite choruses from operas by Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, famous opera ensembles from works by Bizet, Donizetti, Delibes, and popular arias and songs by guest soloists from operas by Mozart, Lehar, Purcell, Offenbach and from musicals by Claude Michelle Schoenbert (Les Miserables) and Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll and Hyde) and other works.

Concert poster.
Full Concert Program (Acrobat pdf, 669 KB).
View photos at concert and rehearsals.

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Season's Greetings in the Park


Date:  24 December 2006 (Sun)
Time:  5:00 pm
Venue:  Olympic Square, Hong Kong Park

The glorious sounds of Vivaldi and festive Christmas carols were recreated by the Opera Society of Hong Kong amidst the tranquility of the Hong Kong Park and   the glittering skyscrapers in Central. A free, open-air concert well-enjoyed by music lovers, for the whole family, and televised and broadcast on RTHK.

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Members' Concert 2006

Members' Concert 2006 at the St. John's Cathedral, Garden Road, Hong Kong. Concert coordinators: Herbert Tam, Frances Wong

Date: 17 February 2006
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Li Hall, St. John's Cathedral

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Messiah in the Park


Date:   24 December 2005
Time:   5:00 pm
Venue:   Hong Kong Olympic Square, Hong Kong Park
Conductor:   Dr. Johnny Poon
Chorusmaster:   Mr. Raymond Fu
Orchestra:   City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
Soloists:   Yuki Ip, Soprano
    Marcus Choy, Countertenor
    David Quah, Tenor
    Brian Montgomery, Bass

 


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Faust

Date: 16-20 September 2004
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Culture Center
 
Music: Charles Gounod
Libretto: Jules Barbier and Michel Carre (after the dramatic poem of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
 
Hong Kong Sinfonietta
The Opera Society of Hong Kong
 
Conductor: David Stein
Director / Producer: Lo King Man
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Repetirices: Nina Yip & Ariele Zanini
Set Designer: Charfi Hung
Costume Designer: Mandy Tam
Lighting Designer: Leo Cheung
Choreographer: Susan Street
Movement and Fight Director: Peter Jordan

Performed in French with Chinese and English subtitles.

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Samson and Delilah


Date: 19-20 May 2004
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Music: Camille Saint-Saens
Libretto: Ferdinand Lemaire  

 
Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
The Opera Society of Hong Kong
 
Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
Director: Warren Mok
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Multi-media Designer: Billy Tang
Costume Designer: Kenneth Leung
Lighting Designer: Kim Lee
Choreographer: Jin Ran Ran

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HKPO's 2004 Choral Classics Showcase II

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Choral Classics Showcase II: Grieg's Peer Gynt

Programme:
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Grieg: Peer Gynt (with English narration)

Eteri Lamoris, Soprano
The Opera Society of Hong Kong

Samuel Wong, Conductor

Date: 23-24 Apr 2004
Time: 8pm
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultutal Centre

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Love for Hong Kong for Opera


Date:

18 October 2003

Time:

8:00 pm

Venue:

Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 
Opera Hong Kong Inauguration Fundraising Gala Concert.

 


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Macbeth

Date: 25-29 September 2003
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Franceso Maria Piave, Andera Maffei


After the play by William Shakespeare.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

The Opera Society of Hong Kong

 

 

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The Abduction from the Seraglio

Date: 14-16 February 2003
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Johann Gottlieb Stephanie Jr after Friedrich Bretzner
 
Stuttgart State Opera
General Director : Klaus Zehelein
 
The Orchestra of Stuttgart State Opera
The Chorus of Stuttgart State Opera
Hong Kong Arts Festival Chorus (from the Chorus of The Opera Society of Hong Kong)

Music Director : Lothar Zagrosek
Director / Dialogues : Hans Neuenfels
Dramaturg : Juliane Votteler
Stage Designer : Christian Schmidt
Costume Designer : Bettina Merz
Chorus Director : Michael Alber
Voice Coach : Juri Masurok
 
A 31st Hong Kong Arts Festival opera programme.

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Madama Butterfly 2002

Date: 12-17 September 2002
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
The Opera Society of Hong Kong

Conductor: Muhai Tang
Producer/Director : Lo King-man
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Repetiteur: Nina Yip
Lighting Designer : Leo Cheung
Costume Designer: Mandy Tam
Set Designer : Leo Yuen
 
 

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Fruits on the Tree 樹上的果子


CD Recording Project

Date:

18-20 May 2002

Venue:

Lee Hysan Concert Hall, Chinese University of Hong Kong


Chorus of the Opera Society of Hong Kong, Raymond Fu, Chorusmaster
Kim Hae-kyung, Soprano Solo
Alberto Choi, Tenor Solo
Wong Po To, Bass Solo
Carol Yu, Pianist


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City Hall 40th Anniversary Concert

Selections from Handel's Messiah
Ode to Joy from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Date: 5 March 2002
Time: 7:45pm
Venue: City Hall Concert Hall

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Beethoven 9 with HKPO

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: 11 and 12 January 2002

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Il Trovatore

Date:  28-30 September 2001, 1-3 October 2001
Time:  7:30 PM
Venue:  Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Music:  Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto:  Salvatore Cammarano
Original Play by Garcia Gutierrez

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
The Opera Society of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Academy Dancers

Conductor:  Diego Dini Ciacci
Chorusmaster:  Raymond Fu
Rehearsal Pianist:  Lee Wai-yin
Repetiteur:  Nina Yip
Choreographer : Susan Street
Set & Costume Designer:  Charles Cusick-Smith
Lighting Designer:  Billy Chan

Producer/Director:  Lo King-man

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Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: 20-21 April 2001

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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

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Mozart's Requiem

Mozart's Requiem, K626, with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Completely Mozart! Programme also includes Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K525, and Overture to Don Giovanni.

Hong Kong Sinfonietta
The Opera Society of Hong Kong
Karl Scheuber, Conductor

Date: 3 September 2000
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium

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Voices of Light - The Passion of Joan of Arc

"Voices of Light - The Passion of Joan of Arc"

Date: 19 and 20 May 2000
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

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RTHK 4 Grand Millenniium Concert

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Handel's Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus at the RTHK Radio 4 "Grand Millennium Concert"

Date: 3 February 2000

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Lihun & Changmingdeng

Date: 14-16 January 2000 (Fri- Sun)
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre

Opera Double Bill
The Divorce (Lihun), 58 minutes
The Lamp of Everlasting Light (Changmingdeng), 50 minutes

A Programme of "Literature in Theatre - A Celebration of the Arts" to open the Kwai Tsing Theatre.

Original Stories: Lu Xun (from Wanderings)
Composers: Lam Shun (The Divorce) / Lo Hau-man (The Lamp of Everlasting Light)
Lyrics: Rupert Chan
Conductor: Yip Wing-sie
Libretto, Producer & Director: Lo King-man
Set Designer: Angelica Fung
Costume Designer: Mandy Tam
Lighting Designer: Billy Chan
Accompaniment: Hong Kong Sinfonietta & Chinese Music Virtuosi
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Chorus: The Opera Society of Hong Kong

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Beethoven 9 in Guangzhou

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in Guangzhou

Date: 30 December 1999

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Carmen

Date: 25-26, 28-30 September and 1-2 October 1999
Time: 7:30pm except 2:30pm on 1 October
Venue: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Music: Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Hal?vy
Original Story: Prosper M?rim?e

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus of the Opera Society of Hong Kong
The Academy Dancers

Conductor: Constantine Kitsopoulos
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Choreographer: Mandy Petty
Repetiteurs: Graham Lilly  / Nina Yip
Set Designer: Ricky Chan
Costume Designer: Mandy Tam
Lighting Designer: Kim Lee
Production Manager: Catherine Cheng
Technical Director: Frank Yeung

Producer and Director: Lo King-man

The Cast
Carmen
:  Sara Fulgoni, Mezzo-Soprano (25/9, 28/9, 30/9, 2/10), Patricia Fernandez, Mezzo-Soprano (26/9, 29/9, 1/10)
Don Jose:  Peter Riberi, Tenor (25/9, 28/9, 1/10, 2/10), Warren Mok, Tenor (26/9, 29/9, 30/9)
Escamillo:  Stephen Gadd, Baritone
Micaela:   Nancy Yuen, Soprano (25/9, 28/9, 30/9), Katusha Tsui-Fraser, Soprano (26/9, 29/9, 1/10, 2/10)
Zuniga:   Michael Rippon, Bass
Morales/Dancairo: George Mosley, Baritone
Mercedes: Zhang Qian, Mezzo-Soprano (25/9, 28/9, 30/9, 2/10),Cindy Wong, Mezzo-Soprano (26/9, 29/9, 1/10)
Remendado: Alex Tam, Tenor (25/9, 28/9, 30/9, 2/10), Bastien Tai, Tenor (26/9, 29/9, 1/10)
Frasquita:  Maggie Lai, Soprano (25/9, 28/9, 30/9, 2/10), Jovita Leung, Soprano (26/9, 29/9, 1/10)
Andres:  Sylvester Che, Baritone

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Die Fledermaus

Date:  16-18 April 1999
Time:  7:30 PM
Venue:  Auditorium, Shatin Town Hall
   
Music:  Johann Strauss II
Libretto:  Carl Haffner & Richard Genee
   
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
The Opera Society of Hong Kong
The Academy Dancers & Synchro
   
Conductor:  Long Yu
Chorusmaster:  Raymond Fu
Rehearsal Pianist:  Patience Fung
Choreographers: Graeme Collins, Hong Kong Academy Dancers; Eve Leung, Synchro
Repetiteur:  Timmy Tsang
Set Designer:  Ivan Cheng
Costume Designer:  Mandy Tam
Lighting Designer:  Billy Chan
Stage Manager:  Teresa Fok
Technician Manager:  Ringo Yu
   
Director & Producer:  Lo King-man

Cast List
Eisenstein: Warren Mok, tenor
Rosalinde: Jane Thorngren, soprano
Dr. Falke: George Mosley, baritone
Adele:  Katusha Tsui-Fraser, soprano
Frank:  Derek Anthony, bass
Alfred:  David Quah, tenor
Prince Orlofsky: Jose de Sousa, tenor
Blind:  Sylvester Che, baritone
Ida:  Jovita Leung, soprano
Frosch:  Michael Rippon, bass
Ivan:  John Tustin, actor

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Opera Passion

"Opera Passion" organized by the Opera Society of Hong Kong

Date: 3 March 1999

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Night Banquet

Date: 11-12 January 1999
Time: 7:45 PM
Venue: APA Drama Theatre
 
Night Banquet (Yeyan)
A One-Act Chamber Opera

Co-commissioned by Almeida Opera, London,
Hong Kong Arts Festival Society
and Contemporary Chamber Orchestra Taipei.

Music: Guo Wenjing
Text: Zhou Jingzhi

The Opera Society of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Conductor: Brad Cohen
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Repetiteurs: Nina Yip
Set Designer: Leung Wing Sum, Sam
Costume Designer: Mandy Tam
Lighting Designer: Mak Kwok Fai

Producer / Director: Lo King-man

The Cast
Han Xizai (scholar and poet):  Gong Dong-jian
Hongzhu (concubine of Han Xizai): Yim Wai
Li Houzhu (the Emperor):   David Quah
Gu Hongzhong (court painter):  She Ke-long
Zhou Wenju (court painter):   Che Yuen Keung
Entertainers:   Jovita Leung / Maggie Lai
Pipa:  Wu Man

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La Boheme

Date: 19/20, 22/23, 25/26 September 1998
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre
 
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giacosa and Illica
After the novel of Henri Murger

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
The Opera Society of Hong Kong

Conductor: Constantine Kitsopoulos
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Rehearsal Pianist: Sun Ching-ching, Patience Fung
Repetiteurs: Lily Yeung, Timmy Tsang
Set Designer: Ricky Chan
Costume Designer: Mandy Tam
Lighting Designer: Leo Cheung
Production Manager: Catherine Cheng
Technical Director: Frank Yeung

Director and Producer: Lo King-man

The Cast
Mimi:  Soprano  Liping Zhang (19, 22, 25/9), Claire Rutter  (20, 23, 26/9)
Musetta:  Soprano  Sally Harrison (19, 22, 25, 26/9), Katusha Tsui-Fraser (20,23/9)
Rodolfo:  Tenor  Carlo Ventre (19, 22, 25/9), Robert Lischetti (20, 23, 26/9)
Marcello: Baritone Stephen Gadd (19, 22, 25/9), Kewei Wang (20, 23, 26/9)
Schaunard: Baritone George Mosley
Colline:  Bass  Derek Anthony
Benoit:  Bass  Michael Rippon
Alcindoro: Bass  Michael Rippon (19, 23, 26/9), Sylvester Che (20, 22, 25/9)
Parpignol: Tenor  Wong Chi-chuen (19, 22, 25/9), Alex Tam (20, 23, 26/9)
Sergeant: Bass  Wong Po-to
Customs Officer: Bass  Pong Chung-lam
Street Performers:   Jim Chimm, Eddy Au
Head Waiter:   Amornsomboon Pichead

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St. Matthew Passion

J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion

Date: 8 April 1998

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The Merry Widow

Date:  9-11 January, 1998
Time:  7:30 PM
Venue:  Auditorium, Shatin Town Hall
   
Music:  Franz Lehar
Libretto:  Victor Leon, Leo Stein
Original Comedy:  Henri Meilhac

The Cast
Hanna Glawari: Joanna Kubaszewska, soprano
Danilo Daniowitsch: Warren Mok, tenor
Valencienne: Katusha Tsui-Fraser, soprano
Camille de Rosillon: David Quah, tenor
Baron Zeta: Derek Anthony, bass
Njegus: Michael Rippon, bass
Cascada: Jose de Sousa, tenor
St. Brioche: Bastien Tai, tenor
Bagdanovitsch: Arthur Lathrop, tenor
Sylvane: Winnie Lee, soprano
Kromow: Lam Ho-chi, baritone
Olga: Shirley Yeung, soprano
Pritchitsch: Wong Po-to, baritone
Praskowia: Rita Leung, mezzo-soprano
Manager of Maxim's: Amornsomboon Pichead, actor 
   
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
The Opera Society of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Academy Dancers
   
Conductor:  Long Yu
Chorusmaster:  Raymond Fu
Rehearsal Pianist:  Patience Fung
Principal Choreographer: Graeme Collins
Choreographer: Mandy Petty
Repetiteurs:  Lily Yeung / Timmy Tsang
Production Pianists: Lily Yeung / Timmy Tsang
Co-director of staging:  Peter Woss
Set Designer:  Ivan Cheng
Costume Designer:  Gay Wilkins
Lighting Designer:  Billy Chan
Technician Manager:  Ringo Yu
Production Manager:  Catherine Cheng
   
Director & Producer:  Lo King-man

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New Year Extravaganza

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's "New Year Extravaganza"

Date: 30-31 December 1997 and 3 January 1998

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Aida

Date: 13-15, 17-19 September 1997
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Antonio Ghislanzoni

The Cast
Aida Soprano: Karen Notare,Yanyan Wang
Amonasro Baritone:  Ping Yu, Tsui Fal (understudy)
Amneris Mezzo Soprano:  Yun Deng, Tichina Vaughn
Ramfis Bass John Macurdy
Pharoah Bass:  Derek Anthony
Radames Tenor Warren Mok, Yuxin Li
Priestess Soprano Katusha Tsui-Fraser, Belinda Liew
Messenger Tenor:  Wong Chi-chuen, Cheung Chi-chung, Tam Tin-lok

Repetiteurs: Lily Yeung, Timmy Tsang

Chorus of The Opera Society of Hong Kong
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Rehearsal Pianists: Patience Fung, Timmy Tsang

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Long Yu

The Hong Kong Academy Dancers
Choreographer: Thomas Brown

The Scout Association of Hong Kong

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The Emperor and the Nightingale

Hong Kong Ballet "The Emperor and the Nightingale" at the International Children's Arts Festival 1997

Date: 4-6 August 1997

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Melodies of New Era

97 Reunification Music Festival "Melodies of New Era" conducted by Yan Liang-kun

Date: 7 July 1997

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Alexander Nevsky

Date: 20 and 21 June 1997
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Programme:
Haydn: L'infidelta delusa Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Cantata Op. 78

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Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at the HKAPA Music Festival with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner

Date: 10 and 11 June 1997

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Turandot


Date: 18-23 September 1996
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

Music: Giacomo Puccini (Final pages completed by Franco Alfano)
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami / Renato Simoni
Original Play: Carlo Gozzi

The Opera Society of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Children's Choir
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
Childrens' Coach: Shirley Yeung
Production Pianists: Lily Yeung / Anna Lo / Wong Tin-wing

The Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Conductor: Long Yu

Set Designer: Ivan Cheng Si-leung
Costume Designer: Lorraine Naylor
Lighting Designer: Tommy Wong
Choreographers: Paxia Wumaler / Gao Feng
  (Choreography based in part on the work of Michelle Williams)
Technical Director: Frank Yeung
Production Manager: Catherine Cheng
Assistant Director: Frankie Ho
Director and Producer: Lo King-man

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A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Date: 16 July 1996

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Lucia di Lammermoor 1995

Date:  3-6 November 1995
Time:  7:30 PM
Venue:  Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre

Music: Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
An opera in three acts based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott.
Performed in Italian with English and Chinese titles.
   
Conductor:  Long Yu
Chorusmaster:  Raymond Fu
Scene Designer:  Karen Bartlett
Costume Designer:  Lorraine Naylor
Lighting Designer:  Kim Lee
Production Manager:  Catherine Cheng
Technical Manager:  Frank Yeung
   
Director & Producer:  Lo King-man

Lucia di Lammermoor 2012

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La Traviata

Date: 20-24 September 1994
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Piave Based on the novel La Dame aux Camelias by Victor Hugo

Conductor:
Paul Nadler (Sept 20/22/24)
Long Yu (Sept 21/23)

Scene Designer: Ho Ying-fung

Costume Designer: Lorraine Naylor
Director: Tim Coleman
Producer: Lo King-man

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Hong Kong Stadium Opening Gala

Hong Kong Stadium Opening Gala with Jean Michel Jarre

Date: 11 March 1994

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Rigoletto

Date: 18, 20, 22, 23 October 1993
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Piave
Based on a play by Victor Hugo.    

THE CAST
Rigoletto: Ernesto Panariello, baritone
The Duke: Warren Mok, tenor
Gilda: Cecelia Wasson, soprano
Sparafucile: Derek Anthony, bass
Maddalena: Blythe Merrifield (18/22 Oct), Ping Wai-ling (20/23 Oct), mezzo-soprano
Monterone: James Butler, bass
Ceprano: Michael Rippon, bass-baritone
Borsa: Wong Chi-chuen (18/22 Oct), David Quah (20/23 Oct), tenor
Marullo: Silvester Che, baritone
Giovanna: Cinde Lee, mezzo-soprano
Page: Fanny Ho, treble
Usher: Colin Lau, baritone

The Hong Kong Opera Society Chorus, Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu  
The Hong Kong Ballet, Choreographer: Bruce Steivel
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor: Paul Nadler
Repetiteurs: Anna Chan, Choi Sown-le
Scene Designer: Herbert Janse
Costume Designer: Lorraine Naylor, Law Ping
Lighting Designer: Kim Lee
Technician Director: Ruth Catlin
Director: Tim Coleman
Producer: Lo King-man

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Otello

Date: 18, 20, 21, 23 November 1992
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Book by Arrigo Boito, after the play by William Shakespeare.

PRINCIPAL ARTISTS
Bruno Sebastian, Otello, tenor
Ivan Kusnjer, Iago, baritone
Karen Notare, Desdemona, soprano
Warren Mok, Cassio, tenor
Hao-jiang Tian, Lodovico, bass
Cynthia Luff, Emilia, mezzo-soprano
William Siu, Roderigo, tenor
Wong Chi-chuen, A Herald, tenor
Christopher Denney, Montano, bass

Hong Kong Opera Society Chorus
Chorusmaster: Raymond Fu
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Victor de Renzi

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