Lee Bum-joo and Kim Moon-jin star in Carmen: Hong Kong, More Than Musical’s entertaining adaptation of Carmen set in Hong Kong. Photo: Cheung Chi-wai Lee Bum-joo and Kim Moon-jin star in Carmen: Hong Kong, More Than Musical’s entertaining adaptation of Carmen set in Hong Kong. Photo: Cheung Chi-wai
Lee Bum-joo and Kim Moon-jin star in Carmen: Hong Kong, More Than Musical’s entertaining adaptation of Carmen set in Hong Kong. Photo: Cheung Chi-wai

Review |
Carmen: Hong Kong is a fun adaptation of the classic opera that does away with original ending ‘fetishising violence against women’

  • More Than Musical’s version of Georges Bizet’s opera set the Sevillian tale in a futuristic Hong Kong, and replaced all the bullfighting with horse racing
  • The removal of key scenes and characters resulted in some awkward breaks but, all things considered, the result was entertaining and featured strong performances

Topic |   Performing arts in Hong Kong
Lee Bum-joo and Kim Moon-jin star in Carmen: Hong Kong, More Than Musical’s entertaining adaptation of Carmen set in Hong Kong. Photo: Cheung Chi-wai Lee Bum-joo and Kim Moon-jin star in Carmen: Hong Kong, More Than Musical’s entertaining adaptation of Carmen set in Hong Kong. Photo: Cheung Chi-wai
Lee Bum-joo and Kim Moon-jin star in Carmen: Hong Kong, More Than Musical’s entertaining adaptation of Carmen set in Hong Kong. Photo: Cheung Chi-wai
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