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