Lee Chun-chow (left) with Tsoi Wan-wa in Loong Man-hong's Gangsters of Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

Hong Kong’s triad past and present takes centre stage at city’s arts festival

  • Gangsters of Hong Kong looks at the modern history of the triads with nostalgia, but without romanticising or glorifying its violent past
  • Play focuses on how the city is adjusting to changes since its return to China more than two decades ago
Topic |   Performing arts in Hong Kong

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Lee Chun-chow (left) with Tsoi Wan-wa in Loong Man-hong's Gangsters of Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
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Tenor Daniel Frank in the title role of Leipzig Opera's Tannhäuser, with mezzo-soprano Kathrin Göring as Venus. Photo: Tom Schulze

Leipzig Opera’s Tannhäuser makes the case for better vetting of acts by Hong Kong Arts Festival

  • The Regietheater production of the opera by Wagner, which had been badly received on its home turf, did not win over its Hong Kong audience
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Tenor Daniel Frank in the title role of Leipzig Opera's Tannhäuser, with mezzo-soprano Kathrin Göring as Venus. Photo: Tom Schulze
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