The Making of Mila

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A Preview and Discussion of a New Chamber Opera

Stephanie Quintin as Mila

Stephanie Quintin as Mila 

Join a special preview and conversation with the cast and creative team of the new chamber opera Mila, making its North American premiere after its sold-out run in Hong Kong. Named after the story’s protagonist, a domestic helper from the Philippines, Mila explores household tensions and educational pressures endemic in Hong Kong, with a spotlight on the global phenomenon of immigrant labor. The hour-long opera has been created by composer Eli Marshall, playwright and librettist Candace Chong, director Chu Hei Chan and conductor Neal Goren leading the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble with a cast of performers from Hong Kong, Manila and the United States. The discussion will also include renowned Filipina street and documentary photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani.The four-member cast includes Manila-based soprano Stefanie Quintin in the title role, Hong Kong-born soprano Amanda Li as Ma’am, New York-based bass-baritone Joseph Beutel as Sir and Hong Kong-born soprano Joanna Shao as both The Boy and The Girl.


Sponsored by Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office New York, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office San Francisco, and United Airlines.

Co-presented with Asia Society Hong Kong. 
Presented by Hong Kong Arts Development Council in collaboration with Asia Society.
Sponsored by Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office New York, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office San Francisco, and United Airlines.

Event Details

Mon 02 Dec 2019
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Asia Society

725 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10021

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$15 MEMBERS; $17 STUDENTS/SENIORS; $20 NONMEMBERS
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