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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Hong Kong

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Hong KongMärkl's Debussy

Hosokawa, Saint-Saëns, Mendelssohn, Debussy
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Jun Märkl; Ingrid Fliter

Hong KongScottish Fantasy

Davies, Bruch, Mendelssohn
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Long Yu

Hong KongTongyeong Festival Orchestra Asia Tour:Midori & Eschenbach

Tongyeong Festival Orchestra Asia Tour:Midori & Eschenbach
Yun, Bernstein, Dvořák
Christoph Eschenbach; Midori

Hong KongTchaikovsky & Shostakovich

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Guoyong Zhang; Baiba Skride

Hong KongSong of the Earth

Ye, Mahler
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Long Yu
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Luminous performances lift heavy-metal Pelléas

Jurgita Adamonytė (Mélisande) and Jacques Imbrailo (Pelléas) © Clive Barda
Stellar voices and orcheatra and some inspired staging choices elevate an otherwise heavy-handed production of Pelléas et Mélisande from the WNO at the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
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Martin Hansen rewrites dance history

if it's all in my veins, conceived and directed by Martin Hansen © Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse
Australian choreographer Martin Hansen riffs on GIFs and tweaks the dance world's obsession with lineage, creating a ritual of nostalgia that is both melancholy and exhilarating. 
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Saburo Teshigawara takes on Wagner

© Ahikito Abe
Saburo Teshigawara's condensed reading of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde plays down notions of an adulterous union, a lovers' pact and spiritual journey, instead delivering a powerful image of female resilience.
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FLA.CO.MEN wins rapturous reception in HK

© Hugo Gumiel
Israel Galván breaks a lot of sacred eggs at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. A few serendipitous moments add to the fierce beauty of this defiant, narrative-free meditation on a life in flamenco. 
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Pas de deux for toes and fingers

Svetlana Zakharova in Revelation © Pierluigi Abbondanza
Superstar husband-and-wife team, renowned violinist Vadim Repin and "tsarina of the dance" Svetlana Zakharova, go on a date and take us with them. The music fared much better than the ballet.
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