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French May Arts Festival

La Belle Époque

Women in Love: French Opera Arias

Music Director Emeritus/Conductor Yip Wing-sie
Soprano Vivian Yau
 

Programme

Thomas

Mignon: Overture

Thomas

Mignon: Je Suis Titania la Blonde (Polonaise de Philine)

Gounod

Faust: Ballet Music

Gounod

Faust: L’Air des Bijoux (The Jewel Song)

Saint-Saëns

La Princesse Jaune: Overture

Messager

Madame Chrysanthème: Le Jour Sous le Soleil Béni

Ravel

Ma Mère l’Oye (The Mother Goose) Suite

Poulenc

Les Mamelles de Tirésias: Non, Monsieur, Mon Mari (Scène de Thérèse)


A golden, glittering age of progress and decadence in France around the turn of the 20th century, La Belle Époque saw the flourishment of the arts and the birth of some of the most timeless French masterpieces ever created. Celebrate this time of joie de vivre this French May with Hong Kong Sinfonietta and soprano Vivian Yau – a rising star hailed as “a light, silvery, bright soprano with impressive coloratura” (The Aspen Times). Under the baton of Music Director Emeritus Yip Wing-sie, they will present a mesmerising selection of arias and other works by French greats such as Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Gounod, Poulenc and more.

 

Vivian Yau (Soprano)

“A light, silvery, bright soprano with impressive coloratura.” The Aspen Times

“ Her clear, silvery tone, by turns sweet and cutting, was complemented by a strong stage presence, expressive dynamic choices, and clear emotional arcs in each aria.”San Francisco Classical Voice

  • Performed the title role in the world première of Pierangelo Valtinoni’s Alice in Wonderland at the 2021 Hong Kong Arts Festival
  • As Rosina in The Barber of Seville with Aspen Opera Center and Mediterranean Opera Festival
  • Other operatic roles performed include Adele (Die Fledermaus), Tirésias (Les Mamelles de Tirésias), Asteria (Tamerlano), and Valentina Scarcella (Later the Same Evening)
  • Carnegie Hall début as a soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Cecilia Chorus of New York

 

Disease Prevention Measures

  • Audience members will need to go through temperature checks upon entering the performance venue. Those with fever symptoms will be denied entry and should seek immediate medical advice.
  • Audience members must wear their own masks inside the performance venue.
  • To comply with the reduced capacity and social distancing regulations of the performance venue, special seating arrangements are in place. Please sit in your assigned seats.
Booking Details
Dates & Times:

26 June 2021 (Saturday)

7:30pm


Venue:


HK City Hall Concert Hall

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Price:


$420, $280, $160


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More ticketing info
Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / info@hksinfonietta.org
Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

The APPRECIATE concerts are, mainly, classical concerts featuring guest artists and conductors of world renown.  Apart from performing orchestral masterpieces, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly commissions new works and introduces to audiences works that are rarely heard in Hong Kong.

Music is good for everyone! The LEARN series takes audiences aged 0 to 88 into the world of classical music through specially designed concert series including Good Music for Babies, Good Music for Kids, Short-cut to Classical Music, Know Your Classical Music and HKS McDull Music Project.

In the light-hearted RELAX concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta shares with audiences great music ranging from orchestral favourites to music from movies and musicals.

The ENCOUNTER series offers unique opportunities for audiences to get close to the music and the performers through chamber music concerts, talks, often at unconventional venues or time. These include Good Music This Lunch, Good Music @ The Fringe, Beyond Good Music @ The Fringe, HKS ArtisTree Residency and UpClose Encounters.

Often referred to as “one of the world’s great small orchestras”, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has been invited to go on many TOURS in Europe, Asia, South and North Americas, sharing good music with audiences in over 30 cities.  In 2017/2018, the orchestra will make its début in Germany and perform at festivals in France, Portugal, as well as the Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland.

WHAT ELSE?  Apart from classical concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly appears in staged productions by Hong Kong Ballet, Opera Hong Kong and visiting arts groups such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This season, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will also host the 1st International Conducting Competition.