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Giacomo Puccini

Turandot

Wu Fei-fei and Zhang Yao perform in HK Ballet's production based on Giaocomo Puccini's dramatic opera about a Chinese princess who will only marry a prince who can solve her three riddles. Australian Natalie Weir choreographs.

Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am

For the Love of Music

For the Love of Music Hong Kong Sinfonietta HK City Hall Concert Hall Reviewed: Jan 28

One good thing about the programming of this operatic pot-pourri was the easy flow from Italian grand opera to Viennese operetta to American stage musical, skirting the usual deferential nod to Mozart that would have been politically correct but artistically bumpy.

1 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

The buzz

Time was when we'd go to a cinema to see a film, the theatre for the performing arts and a pub or concert hall for a gig, but now technology is bringing down the barriers between the arts.

6 Jan 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

Puccini's La Boheme

Opera HK and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma's production of the opera about a poet (Jesus Garcia, right, Alessandro Liberatore and Xue Haoyin in different shows) living in a Parisian garret who falls for his seamstress neighbour. The HK Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera HK Chorus and Opera HK Children Chorus also perform. In Italian with Chinese and English surtitles.

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Emotion & Commotion Jeff Beck (CD)

Jeff Beck might not be a household name, but he has worked with many who are. Recently he has been touring with Eric Clapton, the guitarist he replaced in the Yardbirds in 1965. After the Yardbirds, he formed the Jeff Beck Group with Ronnie Wood on bass and Rod Stewart on vocals.

16 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Beck is back with a bang

Jeff Beck might not be a household name, but he has worked with many who are.

Recently he has been touring with Eric Clapton, the guitarist he replaced in The Yardbirds in 1965.

After the Yardbirds, he formed the Jeff Beck Group with Ronnie Wood on bass and Rod Stewart on vocals.

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Hollie's still got talent

Media darling and Britain's Got Talent finalist Hollie Steel recently visited Hong Kong to wow local fans with her incredible voice and promote her upcoming album, due out next year.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Soprano lends voice to tout luxury villas

It was hard to tell what was more impressive: the exotic European villas the Banyan Tree group secured for its membership programme, or the singer helping to promote the villas.

6 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Madama Butterfly

Lo King-man produces and directs Musica Viva's production of Giacomo Puccini's opera about a Japanese geisha who attracts the attention of an American naval officer. With musical accompaniment by the HK Virtuoisi chamber orchestra and the Chorus of the Opera Society of HK. In Italian with Chinese and English surtitles.

28 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

A Gala Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa

Julian Reynolds conducts the New Zealand soprano (right) and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra in excerpts from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Puccini's Manon Lescaut, Strauss' Capriccio and more. Today, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$880 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

23 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

One Chance Paul Potts (CD)

The debut album of Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts has been released in Hong Kong. It may be tempting to assume that he's a second-rate opera singer just because he won a television talent show, but it would be a mistake.

30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Welsh National Opera to perform popular Puccini classic

GIACOMO PUCCINI IS perhaps the best loved of all Italian composers, and La boheme is one of his most widely performed operas. Hong Kong music and opera lovers have a treat in store when the Welsh National Opera brings its acclaimed production of La boheme to the 2007 Hong Kong Arts Festival early next year.

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

The Stage

Turandot

Vocalist Warren Mok and film director Ng See-yuen present Puccini's last opera about an icy Chinese princess, played by Francesca Patane (above). In Italian with Chinese and English surtitles. Today-tomorrow, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $150-$780 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

2 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Angela Gheorghiu

Angela Gheorghiu

Puccini

(EMI Classics)

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

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