With Covid-19 curbs in place across the world, Christoph Poppen says genre’s future in front of a live audience is ‘very fragile’.
Officials say audiences could be back by next month, if Covid-19 situation keeps improving.
Complaints linger over acoustics and design, but no plans yet for major facelift.
Born to a composer and a literary critic, he acted in films from age seven. His songs for movies and TV programmes were where he made his mark, culminating with Best Original Film Score at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1987.
Based on Ingmar Bergman’s classic film, the Swedish-language opera runs for three shows at the World Cultures Festival next month. Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund says production company saw no reason to postpone performances despite other events cancelling recently.
Shen was one of the last literati in an old Chinese tradition, enjoying a glittering career as author, newspaper man, broadcaster and economist.
Eleven local performing arts groups undertake government-funded tours of glitzy concert halls in the region.
World-class soprano argues that a strong will to achieve goals and work hard is contributing to their rise.
Brainchild of the Journalism Education Foundation will open after five years of planning and will not rule out exhibitions of controversial past events
Guangdong-born academic was regarded as one of China’s two greatest sinologists
Fan Ting, who has been with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 1972, will take up role of chief conductor of Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra
Formerly with Herzog and de Meuron, the pair recognise that space in the city is at a premium while pushing for embrace of natural topology
Top officials say residents’ preference for buying tickets in person at a box office, and a longer history of credit card sales, partly responsible for the city’s rather more traditional approach
Unfragrant bathrooms at Cultural Centre, formerly something of a laughing stock, renovated as part of HK$10 million facelift
Shenyang-born Hong Kong resident confirms tendonitis was result of work and practice ‘overload’