Opera: Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Dec. 7-8, 2018 / 7:45 p.m.
Dec. 9, 2018 / 2:30 p.m. & 7:45 p.m.
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
$680, $490, $350, $180
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Language: Sung in Italian, with English and Traditional Chinese Surtitles
Running Time approx.: 2 hrs 45 mins including two 15 mins intermission
^ Matinée on 9 December is an accessible performance with audio description in Cantonese. A touch tour will be provided prior to the performance. For enquiries or booking, please call 2777 1771. Limited booking is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each purchase. Please inform the box office staff at the time of purchase.
Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).
10% off for every purchase of 10 - 19 standard tickets; 15% off for 20 or more standard tickets.
A brand-new production of one of the world's most successful and popular operas, "Madama Butterfly" by Giacomo Puccini, will be presented by Musica Viva at the Hong Kong City Hall for 4 performances during 7-9 December 2018. The production will be conducted by the world-renowned young maestro Lio Kuokman, a prize-winning conductor nurtured in Hong Kong and trained in the United States, who is currently enjoying a brilliant international career. The staging of the opera will be executed by Hong Kong's own prolific and original creative theatre director Lo Kingman, long recognised and respected internationally for his refined and exquisite interpretations of great masterpieces. These performances feature two first rate international casts with all the oriental character sung by Asian artists with ag all the western roles undertaken by American singer. The title role of Butterfly will be shared by famous Metropolitan Opera artist Lee Sang-Eun and sensational new star Lee Myung Joo who interpreted the part in Royal Albert Hall of London, both hailed from Seoul in Korea. Two top racking lyric tenors Dominick Chenes and Jeffrey Hartman will alternate as the American naval officer Pinkerton. Altogether over 150 professional artists, singers, musicians, choristers and theatre practitioners will collaborate a on bringing this moving tragic story of exceptional beauty for your enjoyment and appreciation.
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) was born in Lucca, Tuscany. His father died when he was only 5, and he grew up in poverty. He attended a school which provided both scholastic and
musical education. After serving as church organist for three years, Puccini enrolled in the Milan Conservatory where he was taught by the respected opera composer Amilcare Ponchielli. On graduation at the age of 26, his early compositions had impressed such influential individuals as Arrigo Boito, renowned composer and librettist, and Giulio Ricordi, leading music publisher, who paid particular attention to nurturing his career.
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Organized by A Music Viva Opera Production