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CarmenHong Kong is a multimedia theatrical production that fuses classical opera, video design and modern dance into an immersive experience. The adaptation reimagines Bizet’s iconic opera as a story about a modern Hong Kong woman and her unwavering pursuit of freedom – a universal pursuit that is deeply rooted in the human condition. 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 look of the production is very contemporary, with a futuristic edge. It fuses elements of Hong Kong’s present styles, architecture and art with homages to iconic aspects of its cultural past to create the imagined future. Highlights of the adaptation include Carmen enmeshed in Triad gangs rather than as a Roma involved in smuggling, and Escamillo as a celebrity jockey rather than a bullfighter.

Artistic Team
Stage Director: Jennifer Williams
Artistic Director/Music Director: Elio Orciuolo
Projection Image and Lighting Designer: Driscoll Otto
Stage and Costume Designer: Julia Noulin-Mérat
Choreography: Melinda Sullivan

Cast, Dancer and Musicians
Carmen: Moon Jin Kim (mezzo soprano)
Don José: Jung Soo Yun (tenor)
Escamillo: Shi Zong (bass)
Frasquita: Colette Lam (soprano)
Mercédès: Samantha Chong (mezzo soprano)
Zuniga: Lam Kwok Ho (baritone)
Le Dancaïre: Frankie Fung (bass)
Le Remendado: Frankie Liu (tenor)
Dancer: Jonathan Hung
Musicians: Ming Kwong (piano/répétiteur), Vince Chua (violin), Bernard Chan (cello), Venus Chu (flute), Rainbow Lau (percussion)

Date & Time:
1 November 2019 (Friday), 8:00pm
2 November 2019 (Saturday), 4:30pm
Approximately 1 hours and 30 minutes without intermission

Venue:
The Box, Freespace

Tickets:
$850, $550, $350, $250
Concessions only apply to $550, $350 and $250 tickets

Concessions:
Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and recipients, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and full-time students. Concessionary tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.

Discounts:
Enjoy a 20% early bird discount on standard tickets before 15 September. 

Group Booking Discounts: 

  • Online group purchase of standard tickets in the same price for the same performance in one transaction: 10% discount for 6 tickets or above
  • Over the counter/phone group booking of any performance at any standard ticket price in one transaction: 10% discount for 6 tickets or above. This discount offer is only available at the Xiqu Centre and Freespace ticket offices and other outlets or by calling our ticketing hotline at (852) 2200 0022.

The above discount offers are not valid in conjunction with other promotion offers.

Remarks: 

  • Suitable for ages 6 and above.
  • This programme contains scenes of violence.

Language:
French with Chinese and English surtitles

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022, ticketinfo@wkcda.hk 

Programme Enquiries:
info@morethanmusical.org

Organiser:
More Than Musical Limited

Programme Website: www.morethanmusical.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/morethanmusical
YouTube: @morethanmusical

 
Ticket sales starts from 30 August 2019 (Friday) at 10:00am.

Tickets

  • Friday, 1 November 2019
    8:00PM
    The Box, Freespace
  • Saturday, 2 November 2019
    4:30PM
    The Box, Freespace

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