Opera Hong Kong celebrates 10th anniversary

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 January, 2013, 1:34am

Under the artistic direction of Warren Mok Wah-lun, Opera Hong Kong has energised the local opera scene by organising a number of operas, concerts and youth education programmes.

The tenor co-founded the troupe in 2003 as the city's first professional opera company and it celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with a gala concert on Sunday at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Mok sang a wide repertoire of works, alongside other well-known singers such as Shen Yang, Jennifer Rowley, Nancy Yuen, Aurhelia Varak and Gong Dongjian.

There were performances of songs from the classics, including Carmen, Don Giovanni, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, The Tales of Hoffmann and Turandot.

Perry So conducted The Hong Kong Philharmonic, while Opera Hong Kong's chorus and children's chorus also joined in.

Guests included property tycoon Lui Che-woo and wife, Lynn Hsieh Ling-ling, and the chairman and chief executive of Prince Jewellery & Watch, Jimmy Tang Kui-ming.