Bel Canto Singers
The Happy Prince & The Other Wise Man
A Story of Unconditional Love and Selfless Giving

31/8/2022 (Wed) 8 pm

Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Tickets:$420, $320 & $220

Director / Composer / Librettist: David Quah

Composer: Tony Lam

Conductor: Kelvin Ngai

Choreographer: Emily Ng

Set & Costume: Jade Leung

Lighting: Maggie Law

The semi-staged original musical “The Happy Prince and The Other Wise Man” weaves the story of Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince” and Henry Van Dyke’s “The Other Wise Man” 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 Happy Prince” tells about the statue of the Happy Prince who, with the help of a little Swallow, gave away his ruby on his sword hilt, his sapphire eyes as well as the gold leaves that covered his body to help the Seamstress and her sick child, the starving Playwright, the scared little Match Girl and the poor and needy in the city, and ended up sacrificing themselves.

 

We all know about the Three Kings who paid respect to the Holy Child in Bethlehem, presenting Him with gold, incense and myrrh.  However, there’s a fourth Magus Artaban in “The Other Wise Man” who was late in catching up with his three friends and thereafter spent his entire life looking for the Messiah to present his own gifts to Him.  During the course, Artaban had to part with his gifts of sapphire, ruby and pearl to save a Dying Man, a baby and a Slave Girl, and died without being able to meet the Messiah face to face.

The Happy Prince

Aaron Kwan  as Happy Prince  (Tenor)

Candice Chung  as Swallow  (Soprano)

Anna Chan  as Seamstress  (Mezzo-soprano)

Justin Cheung  as Playwright  (Bass)

Alexandra Szeto  as Match-girl  (Soprano)

Ivan Poon  as Sick Boy  (Treble Voice)

The Other Wise Man 

Albert Lim  as Artaban  (Baritone)

Alex Kwok  as Dying Man  (Bass)

Nadia Wong  as Mother  (Mezzo-soprano)

Henry Ngan  as Captain  (Tenor)

Waisy Yu  as Slave Girl  (Soprano)

Bel Canto Singers Ensemble

Timmy Tsang  (Piano)

Raymond Vong  (Percussion)

Nova String Quartet

Tickets available from 10 June 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 "HKAPA".

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Performed in English with bilingual surtitles

Presented by: Bel Canto Singers

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

Organized by: RhapsoArts Management