High Drama

Hong Kong Tatler - - Concierge -

The Hong Kong Opera’s pro­duc­tion of Gi­a­como Puc­cini’s Tosca has all that we love in Ital­ian opera: ro­mance, treach­ery and high drama. The three-act tragedy de­picts love and loss amid the tense at­mos­phere of early 19th-cen­tury Rome. Napoleon’s im­pend­ing in­va­sion of Italy pro­vides the back­drop to some of Puc­cini’s best-known arias. Brace your­self for a com­pelling plot of re­venge and sac­ri­fice com­plete with scenes of tor­ture, mur­der and sui­cide. The epony­mous pro­tag­o­nist is played by Xian-born so­prano He Hui. Join­ing her on stage are Wei Song, Dai Yuqiang and War­ren Mok—col­lec­tively known as China’s Three Tenors—with the Hong Kong Phil­har­monic pro­vid­ing the ac­com­pa­ni­ment. Oc­to­ber 7–11; var­i­ous times; $150–800; Cul­tural Cen­tre; op­er­a­hongkong.org

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