Asia Society Chamber Opera 亞洲協會香港中心室內歌劇


Chamber Opera Commissioned by Asia Society Hong Kong Center (World Premiere)

Thursday — Saturday, January 18 — 20, 2018 | 7:00pm

Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 3:00pm

Approx. running time: 60 min.


2018年1月18 — 20日, 星期四至六 | 下午7:00

2018年1月21 日, 星期日 | 下午3:00


Registration starts 30 minutes before curtain | 表演前30分鐘進場

Post-performance talk with the creative team on January 18 | 1月18 日表演後設有創作團隊的座談會

Mila is a domestic helper from the Philippines hired by a family of three in Hong Kong. New to the city, Mila remains hardworking, patient and determined to please her employers despite their fussy and negative attitudes. As tension and distance arise between her employers (husband and wife), Mila becomes greatly concerned over her little master’s suicidal inclination, a situation that touches an old wound from Mila’s past. With the boy’s parents too self-occupied and focused on finding faults and placing blame on others for their own affairs, Mila is left to be the only one aware that the boy needs protection and rescuing from his unstable state...


Eli Marshall, Music | 作曲 伊淶

Eli Marshall

American Eli Marshall moved to China in 2003 on a Fulbright Fellowship. His orchestral works have been performed in seven countries; other works premiered at the German Parliament, South Korea’s Gak-won temple, and the Smithsonian Institution. His original film music for Ann Hui’s The Golden Era featured Wu Tong as soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra; he contributed to the score for Wong Kar-wai’s Ashes of Time — Redux, featuring Yo-Yo Ma. Awarded the Douglas Moore Fellowship for American Opera, ASCAP’s Kaplan Award, and previously artistic director of the Beijing New Music Ensemble, he holds a visiting faculty position at Cornell University, and has resided in Hong Kong since 2011.

美國籍音樂家Eli Marshall(伊淶)於2003年透過傅爾布萊特計畫來到中國。他的管弦樂作品曾在七個國家演出;其他作品也在德國議會、南韓秀峰禪院和史密森尼學會首演。他為許鞍華的《黃金時代》創作電影音樂,由吳彤獨奏以及由倫敦交響樂團演奏;他為王家衛的《東邪西毒(終極版)》所創作的音樂,則由馬友友演繹。他榮獲American Opera道格拉斯·摩爾獎學金、Kaplan Award,以及成為北京新樂團的前藝術總監,他在康乃爾大學擔任客座教授,自2011年起在香港居住。

Neal Goren, Music Director | 音樂總監

Neal Goren

Neal Goren is the Founder and Artistic Director and Conductor of Gotham Chamber Opera in New York City. In addition, he is a frequent guest conductor active throughout North American and Europe. Notable appearances include Respighi's La bella dormente nel bosco for the Lincoln Center Festival and Spoleto Festival USA, New York City Opera conducting their revival of The Magic Flute, and with Opera de Nantes and Angers, France for The Turn of the Screw. As Artistic Director of Gotham Chamber Opera, he conducted critically acclaimed productions of Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna, Mozart's Il sogno di Scipione, Milhaud's Les Malheurs d'Orphée, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (with period instruments) and more. As a recital accompanist, Neil Goren has collaborated with a number of opera’s leading singers, including Leontyne Price (as her exclusive musical collaborator), Kathleen Battle, Harolyn Blackwell, Thomas Hampson, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Hermann Prey and others. He has been a member of the faculty of the graduate opera department of the Mannes College of Music since 1992, the Accademia Rossiana in Pesaro, Italy and the Harlem School of the Arts. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation from 1991 to 2003.

Neal Goren是紐約市Gotham室內歌劇院的創辦人兼藝術總監及指揮,並經常到北美和歐洲一帶作客席指揮。著名的表演包括:在林肯中心音樂節和美國斯波萊托音樂節演出的奧托里諾·雷斯畢基的《睡美人》、在紐約市歌劇院重演的《魔笛》、以及法國南特和昂杰歌劇院的《碧廬冤孽》。作為Gotham室內歌劇院的藝術總監,他指揮了海頓的《月亮的世界》,莫扎特的《史奇比歐之夢》,米堯的《奧爾費斯的悲劇》,普賽爾的《Dido和Aeneas》等作品,並廣受好評。作為獨奏音樂會的伴奏者,Neil Goren先後與李奧汀·普萊絲(作為她的獨家音樂合作者)、凱瑟琳·芭特爾賀羅蓮·布萊克威爾托馬斯·漢普遜洛林·洪特·李伯森赫曼·普萊等頂尖歌劇家合作。自1992年以來,他一直是曼內斯音樂學院研究生歌劇系的成員,亦是意大利佩薩羅音樂學院和哈萊姆藝術學院的成員。他還曾在1991 至 2003年間擔任理查德·塔克音樂基金會的董事會成員。

Candace Chong, Story and Libretto | 編劇 莊梅岩

Candace Chong

Candace Chong (Playwright) is a recipient of the Best Artist Award (Drama) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2010). She was selected as one of Hong Kong’s 25 most inspirational and influential women by the South China Morning Post, and she is the winner of five Hong Kong Drama Awards (Best Script). In 2003 she was also awarded Outstanding Young Playwright by the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies. In 2004 she was awarded the Lee Hysan Foundation Fellowship by the Asian Cultural Council, which allowed her to spend 12 months in the United States. Candace’s plays have been translated and presented in different countries. Her latest works include Dr. Sun Yat-sen, on which she worked as librettist and which was presented in the Santa Fe Opera, and the Broadway production Chinglish, on which she worked as a translator.


Chan Chu Hei, Stage Director | 導演 陳曙曦

Chan Chu Hei

Chu Hei Chan graduated from the School of Drama, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1991 with a major in Acting and was awarded the Advanced Diploma (Honours) in Performing Arts. After graduation, he furthered his studies in theater at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in London. In 1993, he co-founded Theatre Ensemble and has held various roles including director, playwright, and actor. He founded Horizon Theatre Studio in 2004 and Theatre Horizon in 2006. He established the Hong Kong People's Fringe Association in 2012. He is currently Artistic Director of Theatre Horizon and the Chief Coordinator of Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival. He has performed in major theatrical productions for various professional theater troupes in Hong Kong. He has won the best actor and twice the best director for the Hong Kong Drama Awards, and also twice the best director for the Hong Kong Theatre Libre. His recent directed works are The Black and the Blue of a Man (North-East Village Edition), Century-Old Dreams of a Fishing Harbour Trilogy, The Garden Party (North-East Village Version), The Blue Bird, The Lu-Tings, Skylight and The Massage King.

陳曙曦,1991年畢業於香港演藝學院戲劇學院,主修表演,獲頒演藝深造文憑(優異)。畢業後再赴當時在英國的 Philippe Gaulier 學院進修戲劇。1993年參與創辦「劇場組合」,曾擔任創作、導演、編寫及演出多個角色,於2004年創辦天邊外演藝教室,2006年創立天邊外劇場。2012年創立香港藝穗民化協會。現為天邊外劇場藝術總監,以及香港藝穗民化節發起人及總統籌。曾為香港多個專業劇團演出重點劇目,獲香港舞台劇獎最佳男主角﹑兩次獲最佳導演﹑及兩次獲香港小劇場獎最佳導演。近期導演作品《李逵的藍與黑》(東北村落版)、《漁港夢百年》系列、《花園宴會》(東北村落版)、《青鳥》、《盧亭》,《前度》、及《大汗推拿》。

Amanda Li, Soprano | 女高音 李蕙妍 (Ma’am)

Amanda Li

Soprano Amanda Li, from Hong Kong, made her debut as Bao chai in Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2017. She sang with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Clark Rundell and was seen in the group art show Il Tempo del Postino at Manchester Opera House and Art Basel Festival in Switzerland. Amanda is pursuing her doctoral degree at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and studied at Royal Holloway, the University of London as well as the Royal Northern College of Music.

香港女高音李蕙妍於2017年香港藝術節的歌劇《紅樓夢》中飾演寶釵一角。李氏曾在Clark Rundell的指揮下與皇家利物浦愛樂樂團演出,並於曼徹斯特國際音樂節上獻藝,甚獲好評。此項目後於瑞士巴塞爾藝術節中載譽重演。她曾在倫敦大學、皇家哈洛威學院以及皇家北方音樂學院學習,並現於美國印第安納大學修讀聲樂博士。

Stefanie Quintin, Soprano女高音 (Mila)

Stefanie Quintin

Stefanie Quintin graduated with a degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Vocal Performance from the University of the Philippines College of Music under the tutelage of Professor Emerita Fides Cuyugan-Asensio and Rica Nepomuceno. Quintin’s repertoire ranges from Renaissance music to premiere performances of new music. She is a member of the Ripieno Ensemble — a group of musicians dedicated to the promotion and performance of New Music in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia. She is a recipient of the PGMA Presidential award for culture and the arts and is a Delphic Lyra awardee at the 3rd International Junior Delphic Games. Her opera credits included: Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto, Mozart’s Die Zauberflote, Donizetti's L’Elisir D'amore,v. Bellini's La Sonnambula, Purcell’s Fairy Queen, and Menotti’s A Hand of Bridge.

Stefanie Quintin在Emerita Fides Cuyugan-Asensio教授和Rica Nepomuceno教授的指導下,畢業於菲律賓大學音樂學院,主修聲樂教育和表演。Quintin的作品涵蓋文藝復興音樂到新音樂,也是Ripieno樂團的成員 — 一群致力在菲律賓推廣和表演新音樂的音樂家。她是PGMA Presidential Award中文化與藝術的獲獎者,並且是第三屆國際德爾斐藝術大賽上的Delphic Lyra獲獎者。她參演的歌劇作品包括:多米尼科·奇馬羅薩的《秘密婚禮》、莫札特的《魔笛》、葛塔諾·董尼采第的《愛情靈藥》、文琴佐·貝里尼的《夢遊女》,普賽爾的《仙后》、及梅諾蒂的《A Hand of Bridge》。

Joanne Shao, Soprano | 女高音 邵樂敏 (Boy | Rosa)

Joanne Shao

Making her debut as the title role of Massenet’s Cendrillon in New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Joanne Shao is a Hong Kong-born soprano graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She is the recipient of the Ms. Barbara Fei Vocal Scholarship, The Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir Scholarship and the Michael Rippon Memorial Scholarship. She has won the First Prize of Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition and made her debut at Carnegie Hall. Other major roles in opera she has performed include Juliette in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Sophie in Massenet’s Werther, Gianetta in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’Amore,Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

邵樂敏畢業於香港演藝學院聲樂系,師隨資深歌唱家江樺女士、阮妙芬女士及梁頌儀女士。亦先後隨名歌唱家龔冬健先生、黃日珩先生、郭婉玲女士學習聲樂,並於留美期間獲大都會歌劇院歌唱家Harolynn Blackwell指導。邵氏曾獲費明儀女士聲樂獎學金、香港威爾斯男聲合唱團獎學金及聶明康紀念獎學金的贊助,並於年前獲得亞歷山大國際聲樂比賽一等獎,贏得了在紐約卡內基大廳的演出機會。邵氏曾演唱的歌劇角色包括剛在紐約歌劇院的夏季演出擔任《灰姑娘》一角,其他角色包括《維特》中的蘇菲、《愛情靈藥》中的珍內塔、《魔笛》中的帕帕基娜、《女人皆如此》中的黛絲賓娜、《費加洛的婚禮》中的蘇姍娜以及《後宮誘逃》中的布朗德。

Joseph Beutel, Bass-baritone | 男中低音(Sir)

Joseph Beutel

"An imposing bass-baritone," as reviewed by Opera News, Joseph Beutel, is often praised for his "deep well-rounded tone," and overall richness of voice and versatility on stage. He portrayed the roles of the Duke and Judge in Powder Her Face by Thomas Adès at Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, where he "burned up the stage... singing with gorgeous tone in a huge vocal range and with an actor's command of language." Other recent engagements have included singing with Loft Opera’s production of Tosca where he played Angelotti, Bedron and the portrait Alexandre in Martinu's Comedy on the Bridge and Alexandre Bis with Gotham Chamber Opera; Lamoral in Santa Fe Opera's production of Arabella, Sulpice in La fille du regiment with Fargo-Moorhead Opera; Sam in Un ballo in maschera with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras; der Tod in Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Opera Moderne in Vienna; Nourabad in Les pêcheurs de perles with Baltimore Concert Opera and Opera Delaware; and the high priest of Baal in Nabucco with Opera Naples. He originated the role of the British Major in the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night by Kevin Puts premiered at Minnesota Opera. Beutel was the winner of a Sullivan Foundation Career Development Award in 2011.

Joseph Beutel被《Opera News》稱為「雄壯的男中低音」,也經常被譽為「深沉而全面的音調」,他豐富的聲音和變化亦極受讚揚。他在密爾沃基的Skylight Music Theatre演繹了湯瑪斯·亞迪《 Powder Her Face》中的公爵和法官,他以廣闊音域和語言控制而風靡舞台。最近活動還包括與Loft Opera製作的《托斯卡》中飾演Angelotti;博胡斯拉夫·馬爾蒂努的《Comedy on the Bridge》 中飾演Bedron和Alexandre;Gotham Chamber Opera的《Alexandre Bis》中飾演Alexandre;聖達菲聖菲歌劇院的《Arabella》中飾演Lamoral;Fargo-Moorhead Opera的《軍中女郎》中飾演Sulpice;與波士頓青少年交響樂團的《假面舞會》中飾演Sam;在維也納Opera Moderne的《Der Kaiser von Atlantis》中飾演der Tod;Baltimore Concert Opera和Opera Delaware的《采珠人》中飾演Nourabad;與Opera Naples的The high priest of Baal中飾演Nabucco。他於榮獲普立茲獎的歌劇Silent Night 中出演英國少校,Beutel亦於2011年獲得Sullivan Foundation Career Development Award。



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Event Details

Thu 18 Jan 2018 - Sun 21 Jan 2018
7 - 3 p.m.

Thursday — Saturday, January 18 — 20, 2018 | 7:00pm

Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 3:00pm

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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