Opera Meets Music Theatre: Two Hong Kong Opera Singers’ Journeys
Why We Recommend it
Lauded local opera singers Alex Tam and Yuki Ip chart the course of their musical careers through a selection of songs and anecdotes that bear special significance for them.
The evening’s programme includes selected music from the opera Carmen, Broadway musicals West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera and more, which is followed by a conversation session with the musicians.
Graduated from the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the HKAPA, opera singer, conductor and composer Alex Tam has taken leading roles in operas, concerts, and other productions worldwide. Tam recently received the ARAM award from the Royal Academy of Music for he has made a significant contribution to the music profession. In 2018, he received the “Outstanding Musician Award” from the Hong Kong Music and Dance Association. Tam is currently chorus director of Opera Hong Kong, voice teacher and choir conductor of the HKAPA, as well as a radio presenter on RTHK Radio 4.
Yuki Ip is the foremost soprano of her generation in Hong Kong. Her major credits include her performance with José Carreras in the inaugural season of Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts; her European début at the Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy; her New York début concerts in Huang An-lun’s Revelation; and concerts with Opera Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Macao Orchestra and the Hong Kong Arts Festival. She graduated from HKAPA and obtained a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She is currently on the adjunct faculty of HKAPA, CUHK and HKBU.