Based on Kawabata’s last published novel, the narrative resides in a world of memory and imagination, of fiction and reality. It explores the relationships between a successful novelist, an accomplished classical painter, and her student, a beautiful abstract artist with a wild and unruly heart. In this tale of intense passion and pure love, of jealousy and revenge, Kawabata evokes all the beauty and sadness that comes with the human condition, of what it means to love and be loved.
A Production by Carolyn Choa, World Premiere
Performed in English with Chinese surtitles
David Pountney became internationally known through his production of Katya Kabanova at the 19 ...Read More
Elena Langer's colourful, dramatic, highly attractive and often humorous music – “an enti ...Read More
Carolyn Choa was born and educated in Hong Kong at St. Paul’s Co-educational College, and gradu ...Read More
Gergely Madaras is the newly appointed Music Director Designate of the Orchestre Philharmonique ...Read More
As a world-renowned visual artist, art director for stage and film and fashion designer, Tim Yi ...Read More
Her tone and presence described as “riveting,” “mesmerizing,” and “ravishing” by Opera News, th ...Read More
Coloratura soprano Etta Fung enjoys an international performing career in Germany, Italy, the U ...Read More
Siman Chung, a native of Busan, South Korea, looks forward to a number of important engage ...Read More
Chinese American mezzo-soprano Yanyu Guo has sung with many opera companies throughout Europe a ...Read More
Anson graduated from Theatre Acting course BA(Hon), Drama School, Art School of Nihon Universit ...Read More
A native of Hong Kong, soprano Jessica Ng studied voice at the Mannes College of Music alongsid ...Read More
Gladys studied voice in Claude Watson Arts Program in Earl Haig Secondary School in Toronto. Sh ...Read More
Hailed by the South Florida Classical Review for her “sweetly sung portrayal of Suor Genevieffa ...Read More
C5 Projects Limited is a Hong Kong company, founded by Vina Cheng, with the aim to create a platform for our own young talented artists in Hong Kong by giving them an opportunity to work with established international Masters in creating new works.
In Hong Kong, many home groomed, talented young musicians, singers, dancers and designers, when leaving universities or training academies are often faced with very limited job opportunities where they can put their talent to full use. Many find themselves taking on jobs purely to make a living rather than pursuing their artistic dreams. For the really talented, their career path is very unfortunately often compromised. This production will be a true collaboration of international talents and a demonstration of the most meaningful path of creating from ground zero. We hope that this opera 'Beauty and Sadness', to be premiered in Hong Kong in April 2019, will bring something meaningful to our local artists as well as a chance to promote them to the wider world.
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Presented by C5 Projects Limited
Supported by Rotary Club of Tai Po