Turandot - The Hong Kong Ballet

2015-02-06 19:30 - 2015-02-08 21:05

Turandot - The Hong Kong Ballet

When: 6 Feb Fri 19:30, 7-8 Feb Sat-Sun 14:30/19:30 2015
Where: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Turandot Poster

《杜兰朵》-香港芭蕾舞团

Adapted from Puccini's Opera of the same name, Australian choreographer Natalie Weir has transformed Turandot, a story of power, lust and revenge, into a visually stunning dramatic dance production. Accompanied by the original music, Weir's choreography exhibits sensational and expressive dancing of The Hong Kong Ballet dancers resulting in a captivating spectacle which intrigues and beguiles audiences.

Wei Wei as Calaf and The Hong Kong Ballet dancers in Turandot

Wei Wei as Calaf and The Hong Kong Ballet dancers in Turandot
Photo by Tim Rummelhoff (Stage photos from November 2014 Northrop Tour)

Turandot is a Princess with a glittering heart of ice who has for many years shunned the attention of men. Any man wishing to wed the Princess must successfully answer the three riddles she sets, and if they fail, they must die. Her coldness does nothing to deter her suitors, even though many before them have been ritually executed. Prince Calaf returns to the city from exile and falls in love with Turandot at first sight. In turn, he is adored from afar by Liu, his father's loyal servant girl.

The complicated emotions aroused by this trio of protagonists inspire a deep reflection on the nature of true love…

Liu Yu-yao as Turandot and Wei Wei as Calaf in Turandot

Liu Yu-yao as Turandot and Wei Wei as Calaf in Turandot
Photo by Tim Rummelhoff (Stage photos from November 2014 Northrop Tour)

Choreographer: Natalie Weir
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Set & Costume Design: Bill Haycock
Lighting Design: Kim Lee
Lighting Execution: Mak Kwok Fai

Zhang Si Yuan as Turandot, Li Jia-bo as Calaf and The Hong Kong Ballet dancers in Turandot

Zhang Si Yuan as Turandot, Li Jia-bo as Calaf and The Hong Kong Ballet dancers in Turandot
Photo by Tim Rummelhoff (Stage photos from November 2014 Northrop Tour)

CAST LIST FOR LEAD ROLES

Performance Turandot Calaf Liu
6 Feb 2015 Fri 19:30 Zhang Si Yuan Li Jia-bo Dong Ruixue
7 Feb 2015 Sat 14:30 Liu Miao-miao Li Lin Candice Adea
7 Feb 2015 Sat 19:30 Zhang Si Yuan Li Jia-bo Dong Ruixue
8 Feb 2015 Sun 14:30 Liu Yu-yao Wei Wei Candice Adea
8 Feb 2015 Sun 19:30 Liu Miao-miao Li Lin Candice Adea

 

Preview of Turandot
When: 21 Jan 2015 Wed 19:30-20:45
Where: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

 

Take a deeper look into the history and beauty of Giacomo Puccini's last operatic masterpiece, Turandot. An opera transformed into a visually stunning three-act dance drama for The Hong Kong Ballet by Australian choreographer Natalie Weir, Turandot is a story of unrequited love, sacrifice and passion. Find out more about this exciting adaptation of one of the most recognised operas in the world. Performed since 2004, this ballet has now become a signature piece of The Hong Kong Ballet's repertoire, receiving its United States début in November 2014. Learn more about the commission of this powerful production and other significant ballet productions that have been created based on operas.

Conducted in English. Suitable for ages 6 and above. Limited capacity, advance registration required.

 

Pre-performance Talk
When: 6 Feb 2015 Fri 18:50
Where: Level 2 Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

 

Before the curtain rises, stop by the lobby for a brief insight into the evening's performance of Turandot. Featuring Giacomo Puccini's beautiful score along with sophisticated sets and costumes, Natalie Weir's adaptation of Turandot showcases The Hong Kong Ballet dancers' incredible fusion of artistry and technique. Learn more about the history of Puccini's masterpiece and its transformation from opera to dramatic dance along with other significant productions which have been choreographed based on inspirations from operas.

The programme is about 20 minutes long. Conducted in English with Cantonese translation. Free admission with Turandot tickets.

 

Tips: The performance lasts approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes, including an intermission. Suitable for ages 6 and above.

 

Enquiries
Ticketing Enquiries: 852-37616661
Credit Card Booking: 852-21115999
Internet Booking: urbtix
Programme Enquiries: 852-21059724

 

Tickets: $1000 (Limited VIP Tickets)/680/480/280/140
Tel: 852-27342009
Add: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

*Information provided by The Hong Kong Ballet

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