Music Appreciation Series: All about Love in Western Opera - 6S The Secret Key to the World of Opera Classics

2014-01-29 19:30 - 2014-04-02 21:00

Music Appreciation Series: All about Love in Western Opera - 6S The Secret Key to the World of Opera Classics

When: 29 Jan - 26 Feb, 12 Mar - 2 Apr 2014 Every Wed 19:30
Where: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum

All about Love in Western Opera Poster

音乐导赏讲座系列(第十八辑):歌剧爱情 爱情歌剧-6S秘笈进入经典歌剧世界

Speaker: Chow Fan-fu
Conducted in Cantonese

The opera is generally regarded as the most august and sublime genre in Western music. It is an art form which impresses the listener with music of magnificent beauty, a grandeur that is beyond words. The opera is also a complex, multi-disciplinary art form integrating elements of music, literature and poetry (libretto), theatre (dramaturgy and acting), visual arts (stage design, lighting and costume design) and dance.

With so many factors involved, the degree of difficulty of mounting an opera is high, but the interest it engenders in the audience is proportionately great. The only question is: how do we go about appreciating it?

This is a series of nine talks and a sequel to the speaker's highly popular Five Signature Operas by Verdi Series in mid-2013. As before, the speaker would offer his secret "6S" key to the appreciation of opera for beginners, devised on the basis of his many years of opera appreciation experience. Nine opera classics on the various aspects of love will be discussed, featuring the works of Puccini of Italy, Gounod and Bizet of France, Mozart of Austria, Wagner of Germany. From there we proceed on to the appreciation of the great art of the opera in depth. Each talk will feature video screenings from the opera(s) in discussion to enhance interest and appeal.


29 Jan 2014
Puccini (La Bohème)

5 Feb 2014
Puccini (Madama Butterfly)

12 Feb 2014
Gounod (Roméo et Juliette)

19 Feb 2014
Bizet (Carmen)

26 Feb 2014
Mozart (Le nozze di Figaro)

12 Mar 2014
Mozart (Die Zauberflöte)

19 Mar 2014
Wagner (Lohengrin)

26 Mar 2014
Wagner (Das Rheingold)

2 Apr 2014
Wagner (Parsifal)


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Tickets: $50 Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients
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