When Mozart Meets Da Ponte

Bel Canto Singers

【Programme Update】

The programme Bel Canto Singers When Mozart meets Da Ponte originally held from 4 to 5 September 2020 (Fri-Sat) will be cancelled and changed to online streaming for free.

Premiere Time: 5 September  20:00

Live Streaming on JCNAP Facebook

Replay will be available on JCNAP YouTube from 5 September to 8 September 2020

Legendary composer Mozart and librettist Da Ponte were the most famous duo in the history of classical opera. Their collaboration had resulted in three extraordinary masterpieces – Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni – that form the backbone of standard Italian opera repertoire and are still enjoyed by many up to this day.

Bel Canto Singers’ Music Director David Quah takes the baton and rearranges songs from these three operas to different styles including pop, rock, jazz, acapella and even beatbox. The show cleverly brings to life beloved characters from the three operas, as well as Mozart and Da Ponte themselves, in a modern day farce to hysterical effect, creating a humourous and relaxed atmosphere for our audience. The cast is here to entertain with their tremendous talents, allowing an audience of all ages to spend a fun-filled night of glee and laughter. Tickets are going fast, act now!

  • This programme is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes with intermission.
  • In Cantonese, Italian singing with Chinese and English surtitles.
  • Hong Kong Arts Development Council reserves the right to change the advertised programmes and artists.

Music Director/ Music Arrangement/ Script-writer: David Quah

Director: Fong Ki-tuen

Lighting Design: Maggie Law

Script Adaptation: Hilary Lam & Cheung Fei-fan



David Quah (Tenor/ as Da Ponte)

Albert Lim (Baritone/ as Figaro)

Candice Chung (Soprano/ as Despina)

Athene Mok (Soprano/ as Susanna)

Bowen Li (Pianist/ as Mozart)


Bel Canto Singers Ensemble:

Claudia Chan & Rosanne Lee (Sopranos)

Agnes Chu & Nadia Wong (Mezzo Sopranos)

Freddie Tsang & Joseph Wu (Tenors)

Justin Cheung (Bass/Beatbox)

Alex Kwok (Bass)


Mo-Men-T (Band):

Lui Ngao-yuen (Bass)

Victor Chu (Electric Guitar)

Almond Yeung (Drums)

House Programme

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