Bel Canto Singers

"My Tale of 2 Cities"

The Story of a Musician

Free Online Streaming

Premiere: 30/4/2021 (Fri) 8 pm (Until 31/5/2021)

Online Platforms: RhapsoArts Facebook / Bel Canto Singers Facebook

Performed in Cantonese with English & Chinese surtitles

Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" is about London and Paris.  Poet Yu Kwang-chung's two cities are Taipei and Kaohsiung.  In "My Tale of 2 Cities", tenor David Quah starts his story from Penang, his home town, to the now adopted home of Hong Kong.  Spanning almost half a century, this multi-media concert takes us on a personal musical journey of a dream chaser.  Songs and arias close to David's heart will be seamlessly woven into the scripted programme, with lighting and video projection to enrich the storytelling.

Tenor: David Quah

Piano: Raymond Young / Julie Kuok

Director: Fong Ki-tuen

Video Projection: Dan Fong

Lighting Design: Maggie Law

Script: David Quah / Fiona Siu

Presented by: Bel Canto Singers

Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Sustaining Patron: RH Group, Tiong Kiu King Holdings Ltd.

Organized by: RhapsoArts Management

Programme

Religion

Charles Crozat Converse

Tian Ge

David Quah

Lieder

Schubert

Opera

Donizetti

Mozart

Chan Hing-yan

Contemporary Works

Hui Cheung-wai

David Quah

David Quah

We have a friend in Jesus

A Night on the Grassland

Star Shine (from "The Happy Prince & The Other Wise Man")

Excerpts from "Die Schöne Müllerin"

                Wohin

                Am Feierabend

Ständchen (from "Schwanengesang")

Excerpts from "Winterreise"

                Frühlingstraum

                Der Leiermann

Una furtiva lagrima (from "L’elisir d’amore")

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (from "Die Zauberflöte")

Ten years have passed (from "Ghost Love")

The Night Watchman

I wonder (from "Esther")

This is my destiny (from "The Happy Prince & The Other Wise Man")