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Opera Mila - US TOUR, Asia Society


bold, innovative, and quintessentially Hong Kong.”

Time Magazine


Photos by Ellen Wallop / Asia Society



HKNME is honoured to be part of the Mila - US TOUR in December 2019, as the opera's North American premiere at the Angel Orensanz Center in New York on December 7, followed by a performance at the Wilsey Center for Opera in San Francisco on December 12.


Mila is an original chamber opera developed by Asia Society Hong Kong Center, the organization's first-ever commission, making its North American premiere after its sold-out run in Hong Kong premiere. Named after the story’s protagonist, a domestic helper from the Philippines, Mila explores household tensions and educational pressures endemic in Hong Kong, with a spotlight on the global phenomenon of immigrant labor. The 70-minute opera has been created by composer Eli Marshall, playwright and librettist Candace Chong, director Chu Hei Chan and conductor Neal Goren leading the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble with a cast of performers from Hong Kong, Manila and the United States.


The four-member cast includes Manila-based soprano Stefanie Quintin in the title role, Hong Kong-born soprano Amanda Li as Ma’am, New York-based bass-baritone Joseph Beutel as Sir and Hong Kong-born soprano Joanna Shao as both The Boy and The Girl.

More reviews - asiasociety.org/hong-kong/mila


Sponsored by Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office New York, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office San Francisco, and United Airlines.

Co-presented with Asia Society Hong Kong. 


Presented by Hong Kong Arts Development Council in collaboration with Asia Society.

Sponsored by Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office New York, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office San Francisco, and United Airlines.


behind the scene...


* Mila - US TOUR 2019 is presented by Asia Society and supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Presenter: Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

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