Giacomo Puccini’s timeless opera gets a pareddown staging courtesy of Opera Hong Kong’s stunning ensemble. In Puccini’s tragic tale, a Japanese woman, Cio-Cio-San, falls in love with the American Lieutenant Pinkerton, gets pregnant, and is abandoned until he comes back to take her child away. This semi-staged production stars sopranos Nancy Yuen and Louise Kwong taking turns as Cio-Cio-San and Adam Diegel as Pinkerton. Aug 16-17, 8pm. Concert Hall, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central. $80-350 from urbtix.hk.
Born Lau Viola Recital
Hong Kong violist Born Lau has played around the world, from Canada to Korea, playing with the Tokyo String Quartet and the San Diego Symphony, among others. He returns to Hong Kong, in concert with pianist Colleen Lee, for a showcase of classical pieces including Brahms’ “Sonata in E-flat, Op. 120, No.2,” and “Dance of the Knights” from Profokiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite. Aug 28, 8pm. Theatre, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, $120-160 from urbtix.hk.