Hong Kong classical music fans will hear the Sitkovetsky Trio – Isang Enders (left), Wu Qian and Alexander Sitkovetsky, the latter husband and wife – play two concerts next week. Photo: The Sitkovetsky Trio

The teenage sweethearts who went their separate ways, were brought back together by music, married, and play as part of an exciting young trio

  • She was 13 when she left China for the UK, he was seven when Yehudi Menuhin heard him play in Russia and invited him to London to study the violin
  • Wu Qian and Alexander Sitkovetsky played together in school, and do so now with fellow thirty-something German cellist Isang Enders, a protégé of Lynn Harrell
Topic |   Classical music

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Hong Kong classical music fans will hear the Sitkovetsky Trio – Isang Enders (left), Wu Qian and Alexander Sitkovetsky, the latter husband and wife – play two concerts next week. Photo: The Sitkovetsky Trio
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A scene from Opera Hong Kong's production of Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre. Photo: Opera Hong Kong

Verdi’s Rigoletto: vivid acting, natural singing in Opera Hong Kong production that erred on the dark side

  • A work of startling relevance in the MeToo era, Rigoletto requires the right balance between the forces of light and darkness, one not quite achieved here
  • Roberto Frontali sang with power and control in title role, Audrey Luna made Gilda convincingly innocent, and young tenor Pavel Petrov is a star in the making
Topic |   Performing arts in Hong Kong

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A scene from Opera Hong Kong's production of Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre. Photo: Opera Hong Kong
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