The KT Wong Foundation's ground-breaking production of Semele continues to wow audiences and critics across the globe.

Press Highlights:

‘…scenically stunning, theatrically absorbing, musically rewarding…’

 ‘…breathtakingly bold… it is likely to have a lasting influence, not only on the future of opera direction but on Chinese acceptance of, and appetite for, the baroque.’

Financial Times, 2009

‘…What might look like a meaningless culture clash has turned out to be an inspiration worthy of Diaghilev.’

The New York Times, 2009

‘…With China’s ever rising influence and emerging soft power, the combination of opera with Chinese traits satisfies the Westerners who want to know more about China…’

‘…It has to be said that [Zhang’s] “scenography”, Han Feng’s sumptuous fusion of Chinese theatre and European baroque costumes, and Wolfgang Gӧebel’s magical lighting make for jaw-dropping moments…’

Sunday Times, 2009

‘Original Opera with New Chemistry’

People’s Daily, 2009


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