Soprano Elisabet Strid, as Elizabeth, in Leipzig Opera's production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre as part of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Photo: Tom Schulze

Leipzig Opera’s Tannhäuser a visceral pleasure, and well sung and played too

  • From bloody red to lush green to stark white, production of Wagner opera bore the unmistakable stamp of its Spanish director, Calixto Bieito
  • His bold visuals didn’t always flow comfortably with the music, for all that it was well sung and beautifully played
Topic |   Hong Kong Arts Festival

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Soprano Elisabet Strid, as Elizabeth, in Leipzig Opera's production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre as part of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Photo: Tom Schulze
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A scene from 887, a solo play created and performed by Robert Lepage that is part of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Photo: Hong Kong Arts Festival

Robert Lepage’s 887 at Hong Kong Arts Festival: compelling solo play of a childhood in 1960s Quebec

  • Theatre veteran Robert Lepage is a great storyteller and “887” is an absorbing look at his childhood as well as separatism and tension in 1960s Quebec
  • What really helps bring his story to life is the beautiful set and creative use of live video streaming
Topic |   Performing arts in Hong Kong

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A scene from 887, a solo play created and performed by Robert Lepage that is part of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Photo: Hong Kong Arts Festival
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