This November, More Than Musical will launch the world premiere of their new multimedia theatrical production, Carmen | Hong Kong, in Freespace, becoming the first ever Western opera production 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, Korean tenor Jung Soo Yun and Chinese bass Shi Zong.
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.
1 November 2019 (Friday) 8pm | 2 November 2019 (Saturday) 4:30pm
The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
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Standard Tickets : HK$ 850, 550, 350, 250
Concession Tickets : HK$ 275, 175, 125 (concession tickets are not applicable to $850)
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
Check out the latest cast and artist team here
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