City Opera is currently run by a Board of Director comprising 5 individuals from different walks of life. They were drawn together none other than by a common interest and passion for Western opera, arts and classical music.
Madam KIANG Ella
Madam FEI Barbara, BBS
Madam YOUNG Lola, M.H.
Dr. YIP Wai Hong
Prof. CHAN Wing Wah
Mr. CHAN Jimmy
Mrs. CHAN Amy, Chairman, The Charitable Foundation of Love
Mr. CHAU Albert, Dean of Student Affairs, The University of Hong Kong
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Vision, Goals and Objectives:
Founded in 2008, City Opera establishes itself as a HK-based non-profit-making opera house. Basing on the idea of social entrepreneurship, City Opera strives to bring cultural promotion, local performing opportunities, corporate social responsibility, and musical education together.
We believe that the future of musical development in Hong Kong lies in a tripartite partnership among the Government, the business sector and NGOs. With undaunted passion, we visualize ourselves as a bridge linking the three together and pool the maximum resources possible for a grandiose dream where:
100% support for budding local vocalistsWe offer local vocalists ample performance opportunities by observing a "100% local cast" principle.
Local dramatic adaptationsWe aim to increase understanding among general by adapting the original opera work to creative dramatic features e.g. use of Cantonese dialogue to illustrate story flow.
Cultivate next-generation local audienceWe have established close relationships with secondary and tertiary education institutions in HK and will continue bringing free abridged performance and concerts to local secondary schools and universities.
Opportunities for mature local talents- Provide staging opportunities for competent vocalists
- Encourage in-depth pursuit of musical excellence among a wider base
Career growth for local music graduates- Provide opportunities for undergraduate vocalists to perform as part of experience building
- Endorse and perform musical works by local composers
Promote western opera & classical music- Adopt reasonable pricing for all tickets to solicit wider community support
- Include adaptive performance features e.g. Cantonese dialogue
Enhance musical literacy for kids- Provide quality musical training encompassing music and dramatic delivery skills for local kids
- Create performance opportunities for budding vocalists
Elevate vocal education and exploration- Build a circle of competent vocal teachers (with adequate performance experience)
- Organize master classes and vocal competitions to stimulate serious pursuit of musicality
Engage cross-sector participation- Solicit show-by-show programming sponsorship and vocal scholarship from the private sector
- Liaise with NGOs to address fundraising needs in Society