The Consulate General of Spain and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce are delighted to share with you the upcoming Musical performance ¨EAST OF LA MANCHA¨. The Musical insisting of songs inspired by Don Quixote will be presented on 9th November 2016 by MUSICA VIVA at the Hong Kong City Hall.
In a village of La Mancha whose name I prefer not to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those that keep an old shield and a lance in a rack…
So begins Miguel de Cervantes’s great novel Don Quixote. Its timeless story has inspired plays, films, operas, ballets, musicals, instrumental and vocal music. This very special concert, arranged by Lo Kingman at the invitation of the Spanish-speaking community, will feature a century of Don Quixote-themed lyricism from Spanish zarzuela to French art song and Broadway musical sung by Hong Kong’s leading operatic singers. Several of the pieces have never before been performed in Hong Kong.
Please join the Consulates-General of Spain and Mexico in Hong Kong and Macau for an evening of song to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the great Spanish writer, Miguel de Cervantes. This signature event of “El año Cervantino in Hong Kong” — Cervantes Year in Hong Kong — is a celebration of how great literature transcends boundaries of time, distance and genres.
The tickets are on sale now at Urbtix: www.urbtix.hk
For details of the performance, www.musicavivahk.org
El Año Cervantino en Hong Kong
A year-long celebration of Miguel de Cervantes and his works on the 400th anniversary of his death is an initiative of the Consulate-Generals of Spain and Mexico in Hong Kong and Macau, supporting local creativity and excellence in music, literature and education. For more information, see www.cervantes400.hk