TSW Theatre
Opera Hong Kong Presents - La bohème directed by Tang Shu-wing

The coming production inaugurates collaboration between Opera Hong Kong and the well-known director Tang Shu-wing, which sees this opera classic set in 19th century-Paris transposed to contemporary Hong Kong.

 

Puccini’s La Bohème holds a special place in most opera-goers’ hearts: perhaps the first opera they had seen, or the first to draw tears. Its close-knit composition of exquisite arias and ensemble singing has made it one of the most popular Italian operas of all time.

 

The story revolves around the tragic love between Rodolfo the poet and Mimi the seamstress. Together with other distinctive characters like the painter Marcello and his coquettish and sassy girlfriend Musetta, Puccini’s unsurpassed music portrays the lives of these ordinary people with grace, compassion, humour and humanity.

 

An Opera in Four Acts
Performed in Italian with Chinese and English Surtitles

 

Date: 12-15/1/2023 (Thur- Sun)

Time: 7:45pm

Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Details: https://www.operahongkong.org/la-boheme/

Tickets are NOW available at URBTIX: https://www.urbtix.hk/event-detail/9360/

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Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Producer: Warren Mok
Conductor: Roberto Gianola
Director: Tang Shu-wing
Chorus Director: Alex Tam
Orchestra Executive: Anders Hui

 

Opera Hong Kong Orchestra
Opera Hong Kong Chorus
Opera Hong Kong Children Chorus

 

CAST
Rodolfo
Kang Wang

 

Mimi
Francesca Dotto (12, 14 & 15 Jan)
Louise Kwong (13 Jan)

 

Marcello
Yunpeng Wang (12, 14 & 15 Jan)
Michael Lam (13 Jan)

 

Musetta
Nina Solodovnikova (12, 14 & 15 Jan)
Anna Zhang (13 Jan)

 

Schaunard
Paolo Ciavarelli (12, 14 & 15 Jan)
Lam Kwok Ho (13 Jan)


Colline
Vladimir Sazdovski (12, 14 & 15 Jan)
Freddie Tong (13 Jan)

 

Benoit
James Price

 

Alcindoro
Freddie Tong (12, 14 & 15 Jan)
Edmund Kwan (13 Jan)

 

Parpignol
Wesley Lam

 

The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists.

Hong Kong Arts Development Council supports freedom of artistic expression. The views and opinions expressed in this project do not represent the stand of the Council.

The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.