Bel Canto Singers

The Happy Prince & The Other Wiseman

An Original Semi-staged Musical

27/11/2018 (Tue) 8 pm

Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Tickets:$380, $280 & $180

David Quah & Tony Lam (Composers)

Candice Chung (Soprano) as Swallow

Joseph Wu (Tenor) as Happy Prince

Caleb Woo (Baritone) as Wiseman

Bel Canto Singers Ensemble & Treble Choir

Timmy Tsang (Piano)

Romer String Quartet

Emily Cheng (Percussion)

Presented as a semi-staged musical of existing Christmas carols, new compositions and re-arranged songs, "The Happy Prince and The Other Wiseman" weaves the story of Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince" and Henry Van Dyke's "The Other Wiseman" together, with the respective protagonists, the Happy Prince and the Magus Artaban, echoing each other's selfless sacrifices in their compassionate acts towards the needy. The show uses a form of storytelling in which the Happy Prince's story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning with the angels bringing the broken lead heart of the Happy Prince and the dead body of the swallow as the most precious things on earth to God), and Artaban the Wiseman's story told in chronological order (starting when the Magus sees the signs in the sky and starts searching for the new-born Messiah). The characters of the two stories do not directly interact but are linked by the same jewels that are given up in their generous acts.

Tickets available from 5 October onwards at URBTIX outlets, on Internet, by mobile ticketing app MY URBTIX and credit card telephone booking.

20% discount for students, senior citizens, the disabled and CSSA recipients.

10% discount for members of "Friends of Radio 4".

Programme Enquiries: 2722-1650; info@rhapsoarts.com

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761-6661

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111-5999

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Performed in English

Presented by: Bel Canto Singers

Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Development Council

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

Acknowledgement: Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Organized by: RhapsoArts Management