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)
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
Charles Crozat Converse
We have a friend in Jesus
A Night on the Grassland
Star Sign (from "The Happy Prince & The Other Wise Man")
Excerpts from "Die Schöne Müllerin"
Ständchen (from "Schwanengesang")
Excerpts from "Winterreise"
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")