OperA for you
Our vision is to make opera more accessible, relevant and contemporary to Hong Kong's broad and diverse communities by presenting it in a compact, intimate and modern way.
Our productions focus on critical scenes, highlighting the drama and power of sensational arias in a more intimate venue without traditional stagings – a format which has become very popular in cities such as New York, Barcelona, London and Paris.
With an open bar before, during and after the performance, we aim to offer the audience a totally different artistic experience, where opera can be vibrant and fun!
Executive Director & Founder
Rumiko Hasegawa is a retired Goldman Sachs partner managing director. While she was working on the trading floor in Tokyo, she discovered a new passion for singing opera arias and performed at concert halls such as Kioi Hall in Tokyo.
After Rumiko moved to Hong Kong, she joined the board of Opera Hong Kong and chaired the marketing and audience development committee.
She was inspired by the idea of connecting the community by “the power of vocal music” and created the new company to present opera in an intimate and accessible way. She hopes she could share magic moments to a younger audience.
Lucy Choi is a classically trained musician, her friendship with music started when she was 10, begun with her first piano lesson. She obtained a music degree from the Hong Kong Baptist University, a master degree in Arts Administration from the Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is currently completed her MBA at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Lucy had been a Tedx speakers twice (see the page “video” for the recordings), she has an extensive experiences in art administration and business development; her passion in opera and classical music drove her to establish More Than Musical, together with an enthusiastic group that shares the same vision: to create imitate and unforgettable opera experiences to the general public.
Winner of the 2010 Los Angeles International Liszt Piano Competition, Mr. Wei-En Hsu is now having a busy performing career throughout the States, Europe, and Asia. In recent years, Mr. Hsu has established himself as an early music specialist in Baroque opera and the art of recitative for pianists. At the same time, he has worked closely with living composers in his generation in promoting new music. He is the Founder/Music Director for Pocket Opera of New York, Executive Director for Metropolitan International Music Festival, Founding Board Member for Vital Opera, Artistic Director for More than Musical [HK], and the Artistic Director for Shenzhen Youth Opera Centre. A graduate of the Juilliard School and the Taipei National University of the Arts, Mr. Hsu now holds the repetiteur position at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. http://weienhsu.com
Head of Fundraising Committee
Vivien Webb is a Managing Director and Sales Manager for Private Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley for HK/China. Prior to that, she worked for 10 years at Goldman Sachs. Vivien had a classical music upbringing and had studied both piano and organ in Hong Kong and the U.K. Vivien co-chairs the Asia Diversity Council and HK Women Business Alliance at Morgan Stanley and on the board of "Pathfinders" an NGO in Hong Kong for the benefit of Migrant children. Vivien believes it essential to attract young people to opera of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.
Marina Eberz is a Eurasian (Japanese/German) young professional who relocated to Hong Kong three years ago. She grew up in an artistic family in which both parents are professional Opera singers. She has been singing, dancing and playing the piano since five years old. As More Than Musical's Fan & Community Manager her vision is to preserve the 'Magic of Opera' and to make classical music more accessible for younger generations and people from culturally diversed backgrounds.