The European premiere of Chan Hing-yan's dazzling three-act chamber opera, Datong - The Chinese Utopia tells the incredible story of modern China's first major utopian philosopher and earliest constitutional reformer, Kang Youwei and his pioneering daughter, Kang Tongbi. It takes us from the last days of the Qing Dynasty through to the Cultural Revolution in China. Directed by Tang Shu-wing, with libretto by acclaimed playwright and filmmaker Evans Chan, and performed by a stellar cast of musicians conducted by Lio Kuokman, Datong: The Chinese Utopia will have a strictly limited run at Richmond Theatre on 27 and 28 July 2017.
Presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and commissioned and produced by Hong Kong Arts Festival, one of the leading multi-disciplinary arts festivals in the world, Datong - The Chinese Utopia enjoyed a sold-out run in Hong Kong for its 2015 world premiere captivating audiences with its philosophical and poetic retelling of history, heroism and tragedy. Performed in Chinese and English, this is a unique opportunity to see some of the Hong Kong's brightest talents on-stage in the UK.
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