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Opera Buffa

Struggling to stay true to the magic of Mozart

Bavarian State Opera, Cosi Fan Tutte Cultural Centre Grand Theatre, Feb 23

There is no satisfactory English translation for the Italian title of Mozart's opera Cosi Fan Tutte, which literally means 'Thus do all women'.

Monday, 27 February, 2012, 12:00am

L'Elisir d'Amore

L'Elisir d'Amore Musica Viva City Hall Concert Hall Reviewed: Jan 21

Lo King-man and Musica Viva have followed up last year's La Fille du Regiment with another comic opera classic by Donizetti, L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love). A stronger production all round, it's a big step forward for the troupe.

25 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

The Marriage of Figaro

Fringe Theatre, Fringe Club, Today-Sat, 7.30pm

Forget about lavish sets, fancy costumes and full orchestral accompaniment. As its name suggests, the Essential Opera Company is all about the basics of the art form: singing.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Marriage Mozart-style with laughter and tears

THIS YEAR is Mozart year, and marks the composer's 250th birth anniversary.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Cosi Fan Tutte

Cosi Fan Tutte Drama Theatre Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai December 4 Oh, the tangled webs that humans weave in the name of love. The APA's interpretation of Cosi Fan Tutte was as irresistible as it was irrepressible.

7 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Operatic theme the high note

This year's ball for the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children had an operatic theme.

Titled 'Une Soiree a l'Opera', the event saw the ballroom of the Grand Hyatt transformed, courtesy of Silvio Berge, into an impressive Opera House complete with balconies, gilded columns, cherubs and swathes of lush velvet.

22 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Figaro a joyous romp

The Marriage of Figaro, by W.A. Mozart, Academy for Performing Arts Drama Theatre, cast and orchestra conducted by Peter Robinson, directed by Stuart Maunder, harpsichord Peter Lalley, November 28.

30 Nov 1993 - 12:00am