• West Kowloon (map)
  • The Box Freespace, West Kowloon
  • Hong Kong

In summer 2020, More Than Musical will launch the world premiere of their new multimedia theatrical production, Carmen | Hong Kong, in Freespace, becoming one of the first Western opera productions at the West Kowloon Cultural District. Featuring a score rearranged by renowned Italian musical director Elio Orciuolo, this 90-minute adaptation of Bizet’s classic opera is created by award-winning American director Jennifer Williams, and performed by a cast of international and local singers, including Korean mezzo soprano Moon Jin Kim and Korean tenor Jung Soo Yun.

Carmen | Hong Kong is a multimedia theatrical production that fuses classical opera, music theatre, video design, and modern dance into an immersive experience. The adaptation reimagines Bizet’s iconic opera as a story about a Hong Kong woman and her unwavering pursuit of self-actualisation and her place in the world as a modern woman.

Rather than being fixed in a specific historical moment, the story is set in an imagined future, a few years ahead of our present. The theatre will be turned into a contemporary and immersive environment which integrates space, light and video. Projections of videos and moving images and a kinetic sculpture, which the vocalists and the dancer will interact with, replace conventional theatrical set and props. These projections include video and photo references to buildings and scenery of Hong Kong as a homage to iconic aspects of the city’s cultural past.

Ticketing Information to be released soon

Performed in French with Chinese & and English surtitles

The programme will last approximately 90 minutes without an intermission

Latecomers are will not be admitted – audience members are strongly advised to please arrive punctually

More about the show

More Than Musical is proud to announce a collaboration with the Grange Festival in 2020. A highlight of the British summer, the Grange Festival, dedicated to world-class opera and dance, is based in a stunning estate with a neo-classical mansion and an elegant 600-seat theatre near Winchester in Hampshire. The collaboration will introduce an internship programme for performing arts personnel and singers in Hong Kong, led by the Grange Festival’s Artistic Director, Michael Chance, and supported by the Chairman of its Board of Trustees, the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Haddon-Cave. Michael Chance will also host master classes and audition singers in Hong Kong for enrolment in the Grange Festival’s international singing competition in 2021.

This event is proudly supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Equal Opportunities Foundation, Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, Sino Art, DBS Private Bank and DBS Treasures Private Client

The show has been rescheduled to summer 2020 from November 2019, for refund, please kindly refer to the below information:

Refund

Tickets purchased by Credit Card:
Full refund will be automatically deposited to the same credit card account used for tickets purchased for the event. Refund by credit card will be made within 6-8 weeks from 8 November 2019. No refund in either cash or cheque will be made for tickets purchased by Credit Card.

Tickets Purchased by Cash / Octopus:
Please present the physical ticket(s) at the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office during business hours (Monday to Sunday, 10am-9pm) for the period between 8 November 2019 to 9 December 2019 to process a refund.

Cash refunds will be made at the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office upon submission of a completed Refund Request Form with matched ticket(s). The ticket holder must sign to acknowledge receipt of the refund. Any cash refund requests received after 9 December 2019 will not be processed.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Should there be any enquiries regarding the above refund procedure, please call WKCDA ticketing hotline at
(852) 2200 0022.

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