Set Designer Tsang Man-tung introduces La bohème | 佈景設計 曾文通介紹《波希米亞生涯》
Following an excellent La Traviata October in 2022, Opera Hong Kong this month brought us another heroine dying of consumption in a stunning production of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. The story, directed by Hong Kong theatre luminary Tang Shu-wing, has been transposed from 19th-century Paris to contemporary Hong Kong and the concept works remarkably well. The impact of this was heightened by the cast of outstandingly talented young Hong Kong singers at the performance I saw. One of the things that makes La Bohème such a favourite among operas is its evocation of everyday life and of ordinary people experiencing happiness and sorrow.