Check Out These 3 Thrilling Performances at 1862 Theatre

By That's Shanghai, October 22, 2019

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Looking for something fun to do next month? From dramatic plays to musical performances, 1862 Theatre is hosting all sorts of delightful events as part of the Festival Hong Kong 2019.

Dance Drama 'Four Seasons & The Butterfly Lovers'

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Experience the four seasons through this touching music and dance production. Four Seasons & The Butterfly Lovers is based on the timeless Chinese legend of love and unites Chinese dance with one of the most famous pieces of Chinese classical music from 20th century, 'The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto.'

Four Seasons & The Butterfly Lovers is performed by the Hong Kong Dance Company, one of the nine flagship performing arts companies in Hong Kong. Its mission is to promote Chinese dance with contemporary artistic visions and Hong Kong character.

Nov 9 at 7.30pm & Nov 10 at 2pm; RMB80-380. 1862 Theatre. See event listing. Tickets or scan the QR code below:

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The Tragedy of Macbeth


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This exciting interpretation of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy will be performed at 1862 Theatre on November 16 and 17. In this rendition, a modern-day couple dream about entering the universe of Macbeth which takes place in China in the past. The couple assume the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. During their quest they go on a variety of adventures, but after they return to the real world, they are forced to come to terms with their altered selves in this turbulent, contemporary world.

The performance is inspired by traditions of Asian theater and was created by the acclaimed Hong Kong director Tang Shu-wing. The multi-dimensional characters, the journey through time and space, and the unique interplay of the body, music and mise-en-scène makes for one captivating performance. 

Nov 16 at 7.30pm & Nov 17 at 2pm; RMB80-380. 1862 Theatre. See event listing. Tickets or scan the QR code below: 

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Bel Canto Singers: When Mozart Meets Da Ponte

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This pop-opera is based on three famous works by Mozart and Da Ponte: The Marriage of FigaroCosi fan Tutte and Don Giovanni. The songs are rearranged in different styles from pop to rock to beatbox. The show also features Cantonese dialogue and Italian pop songs.

The Bel Canto Singers are all vocal music graduates from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The group is comprised of some of Hong Kong's leading classical singers. The critically acclaimed group aims to create an active performance platform especially for homegrown vocal talent, as well as introducing a wider range of vocal music to the general public. 

Nov 30 at 7.30pm & Dec 1 at 2pm; RMB80-380. 1862 TheatreSee event listing. Tickets or scan the QR code below:

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