Shakespeare Goes to Opera:
A Discussion led by Peter Gordon and Kingman Lo

Date & Time:  19.00-20.15 | Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Venue: Room 307-8, 3/F, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Speakers: Peter Gordon, Editor, Asian Review of Books
                  Kingman Lo, Director General, Musica Viva
Language: English
FREE admission, registration required.

No playwright has served as repeatedly as operatic inspiration as William Shakespeare. This session will look at four of the Bard’s greatest nineteenth-century operatic hits, two each from France and Italy: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet, and Giuseppe’s Verdi’s Macbeth and Otello — all in preparation for a mid-September production by Musica Viva of the best-known scenes from these operas.

None are merely plays set to music. Plays of this complexity cannot be translated directly to opera: they have been streamlined with characters cut and action re-arranged. We’ll look at the differences and similarities — from plot to actual words — between the original plays and the operas and discuss how the music enhances and changes the experience. The session will include operatic versions of “Parting is such sweet sorrow”, “To be or not to be”, “Out damn spot and Otello’s monologue — which became a love duet.

Question Title

* 1. Title 稱謂

Question Title

* 2. Personal Information 個人資料

# A confirmation email will be sent before 10 September 2016 for successful registration. Please contact us at "" if you have any enquires.
# 我們會於2016年9月10日前向成功登記人士會發出確認電郵,如有任何疑問,請電郵至 "" 與我們聯絡。

Question Title

* 3. How did you hear about the event? (You can choose more than one option)
你是從何得悉是次的活動? ﹝可選多於一項﹞

Question Title

* 4. Would you like to receive any information relating to the upcoming events of the British Council?

The information collected will be used to contact you about the British Council events and for internal monitoring of customer data. We respect your privacy and will not share information you give us about yourself with other organisations. Please refer to our privacy statement.
本會的私隱聲明:所收集的資料只作聯絡 閣下有關英國文化協會活動及內部客戶管理之用途。本會尊重 閣下的私隱,不會透露 閣下的個人資料予任何第三者機構。請參閱本會的私隱聲明