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Musica Viva

Non-profit organisation founded in October 2008 with founding members being keen supporters of the performing arts possessing extensive experiences offering advice on developmental, outreach and educational aspects in the field at policy-making level.

Vision is to promote performing arts of creative originality in their diversified forms and genres, in particular the appreciation, study, education and performance of music, opera and vocal art, as well as to create opportunities for creative and professional career development for budding artists.

Champions performing formats that demonstrate aesthetic refinement, genuine artistic content, and insightful interpretations presented with honesty and economy.

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Opera: Puccini’s La Bohème

La Bohème, with libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica based on the French novel Scenes of Bohemian Life by Henri Murger, is Puccini’s fourth opera. This touching love story describes the struggle for survival of a group of poor artists in the Latin Quarter of Paris, where they experience happiness and sorrow, love and hate. The play is accompanied throughout by sentimental music that beautifully conveys its powerful emotion. A brilliant work of art in every respect, La Bohème possesses the perfect balance between light-hearted comedy and romantic tragedy, between lyrical charm and passionate expression which is rarely achieved in opera. The compositional approach was very original for its time, and the music is full of innovative ideas skillfully accomplished.

Directed by Lo Kingman and conducted by Lio Kuokman, this production of Musica Viva joined collaboration between world-renown opera stars and home-grown talents, bringing alive the magnificent love story on Hong Kong stage.

Photographer © Titan Lam, Musica Viva (Hong Kong)