Detail from a poster for Somnium, a multimedia opera and installation inspired by a German astronomer’s 17th century fantasy novel, which has its world premiere in Hong Kong in October. Photo: No Discipline Limited
Detail from a poster for Somnium, a multimedia opera and installation inspired by a German astronomer’s 17th century fantasy novel, which has its world premiere in Hong Kong in October. Photo: No Discipline Limited

Opera based on 17th century moon trip fantasy novel by a German astronomer to have its world premiere in Hong Kong

  • An opera in English written and composed in Hong Kong is one thing. That it adapts a 17th century Latin fantasy by astronomer Johannes Kepler is something else
  • Yet when Diana Liao read the book her first thought was ‘I’ve got to turn this into an opera’. Somnium, with holograms doing the singing, premieres in October

Detail from a poster for Somnium, a multimedia opera and installation inspired by a German astronomer’s 17th century fantasy novel, which has its world premiere in Hong Kong in October. Photo: No Discipline Limited
Detail from a poster for Somnium, a multimedia opera and installation inspired by a German astronomer’s 17th century fantasy novel, which has its world premiere in Hong Kong in October. Photo: No Discipline Limited
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