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".
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761-6661
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111-5999
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