Bizet’s Carmen Reimagined in HK in West Kowloon’s First Western Opera [Postponed]
Why We Recommend it
Adapted from Bizet’s iconic opera and re-imagined as a story about a Hong Kong woman and her unwavering pursuit of self-actualisation as a modern woman, the multimedia theatrical production fuses classical opera, music theatre, video design, and modern dance into an immersive experience.
More Than Musical will launch the world premiere of their new multimedia theatrical production, Carmen | Hong Kong, 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 opera is created by award-winning American director Jennifer Williams, and performed by a cast of international and local singers, including Korean mezzo soprano Moon Jin Kim, Korean tenor Jung Soo Yun and Chinese bass Shi Zong.
Rather than being fixed in a specific historical moment, the story is set in an imagined future, a few years ahead of our present. The theatre will be turned into a contemporary and immersive environment which integrates space, light and video. Projections of videos and moving images and a kinetic sculpture, which the vocalists and the dancer will interact with, replace conventional theatrical set and props. These projections include video and photo references to buildings and scenery of Hong Kong as a homage to iconic aspects of the city’s cultural past.
Please note that Chinese and English surtitles will be provided for the French performance. The Programme will last approximately 90 minutes without an intermission.