When two arts collided love was sure to follow

William Lane, a concert violist and artistic director of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and Carmen Ho, an art consultant, celebrated their marriage with 200 guests at a wedding banquet on June 16 at the Gold Coast Hotel.

Saturday, 9 July, 2011, 12:00am

Relationship skills should be taught

Teenagers in Hong Kong may daydream about getting married one day. Yet few of them consider the fact that many marriages end in divorce.

More and more young couples decide to part ways over relatively trivial matters. I believe the problem lies in a lack of education about marital problems and how to resolve them.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Win Tickets

The Met: Live in HD returns with screenings of two Metropolitan Opera New York productions - Puccini's Turandot and Bizet's Carmen - at the UA cinemas at Times Square, iSquare and Cityplaza between October 29 and November 7. You can win a pair of tickets for both shows, courtesy of UA Cinema Circuit, by telling us which of these opera classics you like best and why.

28 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

The girl with the rose

When Carmen dances, she places a red rose between her teeth, she clicks her castanets to the rhythm of the music, flicks her skirt and flashes her dark eyes. Everyone watching is entranced.

Bizet's 'Carmen'

20 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

A night at the opera

'An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination and its stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house'

Maria Callas (1923 - 1977), opera singer

Action, excitement, story

13 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

A design dream come true

Carmen Chan, 16, a Grade 12 student at South Island School, fulfilled a dream when a rocking-horse-inspired coffee table she designed debuted recently at a branch of the G.O.D. (Goods of Desire) concept store.

17 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Opera Gala Concert

Zhang Guoyong conducts sopranos Rachele Gilmore and Sarah Joy Kabanuck (left), mezzo-soprano Deborah Domanski, tenor Chad Johnson, baritone John Hancock, Opera HK and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in arias such as Les Oiseaux dans la Charmille (from Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman) and Habanera (from Bizet's Carmen). A Le French May event.

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

Learn to balance work and activities

Forms Six and Seven are a busy time. The A-levels are a big challenge and we are also expected to take part in extra-curricular activities.

People say as you grow older, you have to take on more responsibilities. You also have to set a good example for those younger than you.

20 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Editor's Note

Aren't we all familiar with the feeling of seeing something so closely for so long that we no longer value its virtues and splendour? Many of us urban-dwellers have become so accustomed to seeing architectural wonders dotted along our skylines that we fail to appreciate the aesthetics of our cities.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Editori's Note

Fashion has always thrived on change, inspirations, fantasy and individuality. And this issue of STYLE pays tribute to all things en vogue this season. Taking a global cue, we visit Beijing, London, Los Angeles, Madrid and New York to capture the best of what this season has to offer.

9 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's biological alarm clock is ringing

Mystery surrounds 'Carmen', the 67-year-old mother of newborn twins who has reignited debate about fertility treatments for older women. As we report today on the opposite page, she has sold her story to a magazine so we have to wait for more details. That has not stopped everyone from medical experts to media commentators from giving their opinion.

7 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Give each other a hand with your studies

I was very happy because I did well in my final exam, and I told my friends about it.

After a few days, I started to notice that one of my friends was not talking to me. Later, I found out that she didn't do well in the exam.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Stars are only human - look deeper for role models

Teenagers always have favourite singers who they worship and spend lots of money on, buying their photos, concert tickets and music.

I think singers should be more responsible.

Some of them smoke, do drugs or break laws, like speeding or drink-driving.

Teenagers will often pick up these habits.

20 Jul 2006 - 12:00am



Opera Hong Kong

Grand Theatre Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Reviewed: May 18

23 May 2006 - 12:00am

What's On


The opera Carmen will be staged from Thursday to Saturday at 7.30pm, and on Sunday at 2.30pm, at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am