More Than Musical, an immersive opera company, will launch the world premiere of their latest multimedia theatrical production, “Carmen | Hong Kong,” this 30 and 31 July in Freespace, becoming the first-ever Western opera production at the West Kowloon Cultural District. Featuring a score rearranged by renowned Italian musical director Elio Orciuolo, this 90-minute adaptation of Bizet’s classic opera is directed by the award-winning American Jennifer Williams, and performed by a cast of international and local singers, including Korean mezzo-soprano Moon Jin Kim, Korean tenor Bumjoo Lee and Japanese bass Hidenori Inoue.
“Carmen | Hong Kong,” is a multimedia theatrical production that fuses classical opera, musical theatre, video design, and modern dance into a fully immersive audience experience. The adaptation reimagines Bizet’s iconic opera as a story about a Hong Kong woman and her unwavering pursuit of self-actualisation and her place in the world as a modern woman.
The production will run on 30 and 31 July 2021 at The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District for two performances. Unlike the original opera which is two and a half hours long, “Carmen | Hong Kong” runs for 90 minutes without an interval. Tickets priced at $850, $550, $350, and $250 are available from 7 June 2021 online, by phone or in person at Xiqu Centre and Freespace ticket offices.
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