Hong Kong Arts Festival: opera based on two Xi Xi short stories comes together with impressive results

//Hong Kong Arts Festival: opera based on two Xi Xi short stories comes together with impressive results

Hong Kong Arts Festival: opera based on two Xi Xi short stories comes together with impressive results

When creating an opera, the libretto tends to be written before the music. So for an opera written in Cantonese, a language with six tones, the challenge for a composer can be daunting – especially when the opera style is far removed from the long legacy of traditional Cantonese operas. That’s why Western-style operas sung in Cantonese are as rare as a quiet cha chaan teng.Fortunately for us, composer Daniel Lo Ting-cheung decided to take up the challenge anyway for Women Like Us, a Western…

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