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Robert Carsen’s Interview – Reflecting On A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten, produced by the Festival d’Aix in 2015, and directed by Robert Carsen will be shown on Arte Concertfr! The stage director Robert Carsen reflects on this time to give you an exclusive view into his vision of the opera, its interpretation and a backstage view of the production of [...]

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Noye’s Fludde Revisited

Noye’s Fludde is a one-act opera by the British composer Benjamin Britten intended primarily for amateur performers, particularly children. First performed on 18 June 1958 at Britten’s own festival – the Aldeburgh Festival it is based on the old testament story of Noah’s Ark Britten specified that the opera should be not be staged in theatres [...]

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show Revisited: I Dream, I Seek My Garden

The Gold Medal winning Chelsea Garden created in 2008 by Shao Fan, under the guidance and support of Lady Linda Wong – Davies was conceived not only as a garden, but also as a spiritual and philosophical statement. Part art installation, part metaphor, but all expressed through the art of garden making – a skill [...]

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SEMELE Re-Imagined Semele comes to the Shanghai International Arts Festival 2019

After it’s debut 10 years ago, this classic opera by Handel in re-imagined form is to be performed by Shanghai Symphony Orchestra as part of their 140th anniversary celebrations. The KT Wong Foundation presents Handel’s Semele in a ground-breaking, reimagined production at the Shanghai International Arts Festival 2019 The KT Wong Foundation, a leading cultivator [...]

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The KT Wong Foundation is proud to continue its support of the 2019 International Opera Awards and announces its sponsorship of the award for New Production of the Year

The KT Wong Foundation is proud to continue its support of the 2019 International Opera Awards and announces its sponsorship of the award for New Production of the Year. The International Opera Awards is an annual celebration of excellence in opera around the world. The aims of the Awards are to raise the profile of […]

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The KT Wong Foundation initiates visit to Cape Town by American counter-tenor Lawrence Zazzo

Cape Town audiences were treated to a sumptuous afternoon of Baroque vocal and instrumental music presented by the KT Wong Foundation in its first partnership with  Cape Town Opera On Sunday, 17 February 2019, a singular treat awaited Cape Town’s lovers of Baroque opera in the rarefied atmosphere of the Centre for the Book. Thanks [...]

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Written on Skin Special Masterclass

A filmed interview of Sir George Benjamin to be shown before the concert at 18.30pm, 23rd October at the Poly Theatre Beijing. George Benjamin’s Written on Skin was a co-production with Aix en Provence Festival. The KT Wong Foundation has supported Aix en Provence Festival and brought the Festival to China in 2016. The opera […]

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The KT Wong Foundation supports Deutsche Grammophon’s unique 120th Anniversary Concert

The KT Wong Foundation supports Deutsche Grammophon’s unique 120th Anniversary Concert, a spectacular event to feature maestro Long Yu conducting the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and with leading international vocalists and DG pianist Daniil Trifonov 10th October: The Forbidden City Maestro Long Yu and the Shanghai Symphony Orchetra will mark Deutsche Grammophon’s live 120th-anniversary festivities on the 10 [...]

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Theatre des Bouffes du Nord to support a new production of Beggar’s Opera

Director Robert Carsen has worked in many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses and theatres. The production’s original music direction is by William Christie, a pioneering figure in early music and founder of virtuosic Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants. With an eminent international cast of actor-singers, plus period musicians from Les Arts Florissants, this [...]

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The KT Wong Foundation is exclusive co-production partner of a new production of Beggar’s Opera

The KT Wong Foundation has agreed with the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord to support a new production of Beggar's Opera, directed by Robert Carsen in a new updated version in English by Ian Burton and Robert Carsen. Music direction is by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants. This opera is regarded as the original [...]

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Opening Night of The Beggars Opera at Theatre Bouffe du Nord, Paris

The KT Wong Foundation has agreed with the Theatre des Bouffes du Nord to support a new production of Beggar's Opera, directed by Robert Carsen in a new updated version in English by Ian Burton and Robert Carsen. Music direction is by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants. The KT Wong Foundation is exclusive co-production partner for [...]

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The Beggar’s Opera

Written by John Gay in 1728, The Beggar’s Opera is widely considered to be the first musical comedy, and one that pre-empted by about 300 years the current vogue for « jukebox » productions, which create a plot to fit around hit songs. Gay took some of the best-known tunes of his day, both classical […]

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Good Morning Britain with the fantastic Chinese Farmers Choir

A lovely morning last week at Good Morning Britain with the fantastic Chinese Farmers Choir. Thank you to Piers Morgan  Susanna Reid at Good Morning Britain

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Good Morning Britain with the fantastic Chinese Farmers Choir

A lovely morning last week at Good Morning Britain with the fantastic Chinese Farmers Choir. Thank you to Piers Morgan  Susanna Reid at Good Morning Britain

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Phoenix TV Farmers Choir News

The Philharmonia and conductor Long Yu’s Chinese New Year Celebration concert returns to mark the Year of the Dog. This year we welcome a choir from a small village in China’s Yunnan Province to sing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and a selection of Chinese folk songs. The Xiaoshuijing Farmers’ Choir was formed in the 1930s and [...]

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CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION – Royal Festival Hall, London

Last night's gala evening of music and song the Xiaoshuijing Farmers’ Choir, from a small village in China’s Yunnan province, sang Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and a selection of Chinese folk songs with the Philharmonia. 13-year-old pianist Serena Wang is the soloist in Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto. As you may know, through the KT Wong Foundation, [...]

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CGTN UK Miao Choir

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London Long Yu conductor Serena Wang piano Xiaoshuijing Farmers' Choir LI Spring Festival Overture MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 --interval-- TRADITIONAL Four Yunnan folk songs BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy The Philharmonia and conductor Long Yu’s Chinese New Year Celebration concert returns to mark the Year [...]

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Chinese New Year Celebration 2018

A Gala Concert to celebrate THE CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE DOG WITH THE PHILHARMONIA THURSDAY 1 MARCH 2018 As you know, through my Foundation, I have been working hard over the last ten years to promote the importance of our ties with China. These days it seems more relevant than ever as we move [...]

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Xiaoshuijing Farmers’ Chorus

Established in 2002 in the mountains of Southern China, Xiaoshuijing Farmers’ Chorus, led by choirmaster Guangyuan Long, comprises 50 farmers of the Miao ethnic minority. No member has ever received any professional vocal training, instead absorbing the Western Baroque and bel canto singing traditions introduced by Christian missionaries in the 1930s by word of mouth [...]

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