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  • The Making of Cinderella of Our Time

    25 Nov 2014

    Want to get a taste of what goes on behind the scenes of a ballet production? Watch the making of Dutch National Ballet's Cinderella here!

    From choreography, rehearsals to costume and wig design, these videos will take you on a tour of the elaborate preparation and hard work behind this magical ballet!

    Related Programme: Dutch National Ballet - Cinderella

  • Arvo Pärt received cultural award equivalent to Nobel Prize

    4 Nov 2014

    Three weeks ago on 15 October, the Japan Art Association in Tokyo presented Arvo Pärt with the prestigious Praemium Imperiale cultural award, considered equal to the Nobel Prize in the field of culture. The Imperiale prize has been presented since 1989 by the Japanese imperial family through the Japan Art Association. Hitachi, Prince of Japan, and honorary patron of the association personally presented Pärt with the award.

    In celebration of Pärt’s 80th birthday in 2015, Theatre of Voices performs a programme of the composers’s most beautiful choral music.

    Related Programme: Theatre of Voices
    Sample music |  More details about Pärt  

  • The 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival Kick-off Press Conference

    13 Oct 2014

    The 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival Kick-off Press Conference

    The 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival Kick-off Press Conference was held on 13 October, announcing details on 137 performances, featuring 49 international and local ensembles or solo artists.

    The press conference was hosted by Ronald Arculli, Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society, Tisa Ho, Executive Director; and Grace Lang, Programme Director. Over 120 guests attended the press conference: journalists, representatives from the arts community, members of supporting and sponsoring organisations, and artists participating in the 43rd HKAF.

    Watch the highlights: http://youtu.be/fDSS9poADjc
    Click here for more details!

  • Heart of Coral Rerun in Taiwan!

    1 Oct 2014

    Hong Kong Week

    Enjoying a tremendous success at the 41st Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2013, Heart of Coral is invited by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to do a rerun in Hong Kong Week in Taipei on October 31st and November 1st this year. Heart of Coral is a chamber opera about the life of the legendary Chinese female writer Xiao Hong. With Hong Kong talents Helen Lai, Chan Hing-yan, Lio Kuokman and Chinese playwright Yan Yu, this is an absolute must-see production for art and literary lovers! Book the programme Now!

    Click here for more details!

    Related Programmes: Heart of Coral at Hong Kong Week
    Trailer | Facebook page

  • Live at Datong – The Chinese Utopia trailer shooting

    30 Aug 2014

    Evans Chan (Front), Tang Shu-wing, Chan Hing-yan and Hong Kong Arts Festival Associate Programme Director So Kwok-wan. (Back: left to right)

    Datong – The Chinese Utopia, the all new chamber opera production is on the way! Commissioned and produced by the HKAF, writer and filmmaker Evans Chan - the librettist of Datong, gathered with composer Chan Hing-yan, director Tang Shu-wing and conductor Lio Kuokman in the making of Datong’s promotional trailer. Set at the turn of the 20th century, the opera explores Kang Youwei’s vision of a global utopia and promises to be a dramatic and fascinating spectacle.

    Click here for more photos!

    Related Programmes:
    Datong: The Chinese Utopia

  • Visiting the magnificent Bolshoi Theatre

    14 Jul 2014

    Home to arguably the world's largest and most famous opera and ballet company, the Bolshoi Theatre is a symbol of Russia, and of Russian artistic excellence. Before the Bolshoi comes to Hong Kong for the first time with its combined forces of opera, ballet, orchestra and chorus, let’s go explore this magnificent institution.

    Click here for more photos!

    Related Programmes:
    The Bolshoi Opera - The Tsar’s Bride
    The Bolshoi Ballet - Jewels
    The Bolshoi Ballet - The Flames of Paris

  • Follow Yue opera superstar Mao Weitao to Shengzhou, the place where Yue opera began.

    20 Jun 2014

    Yue opera superstar Mao Weitao returned to the place where Yue opera began, Shengzhou, with young Yue opera actresses in June to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opera company she leads, Zhejiang Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe. They were warmly welcomed by fans, Shengzhou local and visiting media.

    Click here for more photos!

    Related Programmes:
    Zhejiang Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe

  • Live at The Amahs publicity photo shoot

    24 Jun 2014

    Snaps of the stellar cast of The Amahs, one of the 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival’s commissioned local productions.

    Click here for more photos!

    Related Programmes:
    The Amahs

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Messages from HKAF

12 Dec 2014

The 43rd HKAF receives enthusiastic responses from audience, selling 60% of 110,000 available tickets with over 10,000 booking forms received by the close of advance bookings. Counter bookings begin at 10:00am on 13 December. Be sure to grab your tickets fast!

19 Nov 2014

Top 12 most popular programmes during Advance Bookings reveiled! Read more...

24 Jul 2014

Welcome message from Executive Director, Tisa Ho. Read more

24 Jul 2014

24 highlights from the 43rd HKAF programme pre-announced along with new theme and upgraded website. Stay tuned for the full programme lineup announcement in October! Read more

15 Oct 2014

[Programme Cancellation] The programme Les Fausses Confidences originally scheduled from the 20th to 22nd March 2015 has been cancelled due to the withdrawal of Isabelle Huppert from the production’s Asian tour.

13 Oct 2014

The 43rd HKAF full line-up revealed! Featuring 49 international and local ensembles or solo artists, there are 137 performances running mainly from 27 February to 29 March 2015. Advance bookings start from 12:00am on 15 October to 11:59pm on 2 December 2014. Grab the chance to enjoy up to 15% discount!

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