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.
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.
An Opera in Four Acts
Performed in Italian with Chinese and English Surtitles
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
Francesca Dotto (12, 14 & 15 Jan)
Louise Kwong (13 Jan)
Yunpeng Wang (12, 14 & 15 Jan)
Michael Lam (13 Jan)
Nina Solodovnikova (12, 14 & 15 Jan)
Anna Zhang (13 Jan)
Paolo Ciavarelli (12, 14 & 15 Jan)
Lam Kwok Ho (13 Jan)
Vladimir Sazdovski (12, 14 & 15 Jan)
Freddie Tong (13 Jan)
Freddie Tong (12, 14 & 15 Jan)
Edmund Kwan (13 Jan)
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