Carmen | Hong 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.

Language:
French with Chinese and English surtitles

Artistic Team:
Stage Director: Jennifer Williams
Artistic Director/Music Director: Elio Orciuolo
Choreographer/Dancer: Kenneth Hui
Lighting and Projection Design: Samuel Chan
Stage and Costume Designer: Julia Noulin-Mérat

Cast, Dancer and Musicians
Carmen: Moon Jin Kim (mezzo-soprano)
Don José: Bumjoo Lee (tenor)
Escamillo: Hidenori Inoue (bass)
Frasquita: Colette Lam (soprano)
Mercédès: Anna Chan (mezzo-soprano)
Zuniga: Frankie Fung (bass-baritone)
Le Dancaïre: Stefan Gordon (baritone)
Le Remendado: Dennis Lau (tenor)
Musicians: Ming Kwong (piano/répétiteur), Vivian Shen (violin), Bernard Chan (cello), Jay Liu (flute), Rainbow Lau (percussion)

Date:
30-31 July 2021 (Friday to Saturday)

Time:
8:00pm
Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission

Venue:
The Box, Freespace,
Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

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

Concessions:
30% discount for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and 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.

Group Booking Discounts:
10% discount for purchases of 6 or more standard tickets. (single transaction)

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

Remarks:

  • In line with the latest government regulations and in the interests of community health, the seating capacity is currently operating at reduced levels which may affect the admission and seating arrangement. Please check back for event announcements and updates.
  • All discount offers are available on a first come, first served basis according to availability.
  • Suitable for ages 6 and above.
  • This programme contains scenes of violence.
  • Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Programme Enquiries:
info@morethanmusical.org

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Organiser:
More Than Musical Limited

Programme Website:
Carmen | Hong Kong

Facebook:
More Than Musical

Tickets available from 7 June 2021 (Monday) at 10:00am.

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