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Carmen - Georges BIZET : 14 & 16 May 2021 - Hong Kong Opera. Producer : Warren Mok, Conductor : Gianna Fratta, Stage dir : Enrico Castiglione

Carmen - Georges BIZET

14 & 16 May 2021 - Hong Kong Opera Producer : Warren Mok, Conductor : Gianna Fratta, Stage dir : Enrico Castiglione

“I was born free and free I shall die!” Carmen, always iconic, still speaks to us.

Riding on the great success of Carmen in 2018 with five performances completely sold out, Opera Hong Kong will revive this magnificent production in early 2021. Featuring a stellar cast, Carmen is given a modern sheen with an innovative nested rotating set embellished with creative lighting.

Combining Spanish passion with French lyricism, the timeless classic unveils a story of passion, destiny but above all freedom — liberty! — and one unforgettable woman who lives and loves by it, a man consumed by her, and the woman who tries to save him. The unforgettable music stays in the mind and rhythms pound in the heart for days afterwards.

An Opera in FOUR Acts
Composer: Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac and LudovicHalévy
Performed in French with Chinese and English Surtitles 

Producer: Warren Mok
Conductor: Gianna Fratta
Stage Director: Enrico Castiglione
Set Designer: Bruno de Lavenère
Costume Designer: Thibaut Welchlin ── With the special support of Vannina Vesperini for the costume design of Carmen, Frasquita and Mercédès. 
Lighting Designer: Christophe Chaupin
Video Designer: Etienne Guiol
Chorus Director: Alex Tam
Orchestra Executive: Anders Hui
Assistant Rehearsal Conductor & Principal Répétiteur: Nina Yip

Opera Hong Kong Orchestra 
── With the kind support of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra 
Opera Hong Kong Chorus
Opera Hong Kong Children Chorus
Edge ‘n Pointe Dance Centre

CAST
Carmen
Carolyn Sproule (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Gosha Kowalinska (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)

Don José 
Mikheil Sheshaberidze (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Irakli Kakhidze (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)

Micaëla
Louise Kwong (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Li Yang (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)

Escamillo 
Pierre Doyen

Zuniga
Apollo Wong

Frasquita
Yanna Chen (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Gladys Ho (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)

Mercédès 
Dominique Chan (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Ashley Chui (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)

Dancairo 
Sammy Chien

Remendado 
Henry Ngan (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Wesley Lam (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)

Moralès 
Lam Kwok Ho (13/5, 15/5, 16/5 7:30pm)
Alex Kwok (14/5 7:30pm, 16/5 2:45pm)

 

The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists.
The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
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.

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