Opera Hong Kong

Carmen

Producer Warren Mok
Conductor Yves Abel
Director Jean-Romain Vesperini
Set Designer Bruno de Lavenère
Costume Designer Thibaut Welchlin — With the special support of Vannina Vesperini for Carmen, Frasquita and Mercédès costumes.
Lighting Designer Christophe Chaupin
Video Designer Etienne Guiol
Assistant Director and Choreographer Daphne Mauger
Chorus Director Alex Tam
Assistant Rehearsal Conductor & Principal Répétiteur Nina Yip
Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Opera Hong Kong Chorus
Opera Hong Kong Children Chorus
The Song and Dance Troupe of Fujian Opera Dance and Drama Theatre
 

Hong Kong Sinfonietta will provide live accompaniment to Opera Hong Kong’s performances of Carmen under the baton of Yves Abel.

Georges Bizet’s Carmen is the opera for everyone. Combining Spanish passion with French lyricism, Bizet’s melodies linger in your ears and heart long after you leave the theatre. Don José throws over everything, career, honour, family, even his childhood sweetheart Micaëla, for a doomed love affair with the gypsy Carmen.

This new production from Opera Hong Kong gives Carmen a modern sheen with an innovative nested rotating set, and features renowned artists Jean-François Borras, Giancarlo Monsalve, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Marie Karall, Vittorio Vitelli and Jean-Kristof Bouton — who have sung at leading opera houses from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, Royal Opera House in London, Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma and Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow — making their Chinese debuts.

 

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

16 May 2018 (Wednesday)

7:30pm


17 May 2018 (Thursday)

7:30pm


18 May 2018 (Friday)

7:30pm


19 May 2018 (Saturday)

7:30pm


20 May 2018 (Sunday)

3pm


Venue:


HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

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Price:


$1080, $880, $680, $420, $300, $150


Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets
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Limited half-price tickets available for citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients on a first-come-first-served basis

20% discount for Opera Hong Kong Members, Opera Hong Kong Supporters, ,Opera Hong Kong Chorus members and Friends of Opera Hong Kong (standard tickets only)

10% discount for each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets; 15% discount of 20 or more standard tickets

Language: Performed in French with Chinese and English Surtitles
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2234 0303 / www.operahongkong.org

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.

“Orchestra delivers with programme of classics and a new work that brings the house down.”  South China Morning Post