Opera in brief: Soprano Louise Kwong opens “Italia Mia” Festival at the Hong Kong City Hall


Hong Kong’s Louise Kwong excelled in a selection of well-known Italian verismo arias by Puccini and Catalani to open the 2021 Italia Mia Festival. She was joined in a robust performance by tenor Chen Chen. Instrumental works included pieces by Rossini, Martucci, Resphighi and Saint-Saëns. Musicians from the Hong Kong Philharmonic were conducted by Lorenzo Antonio Iosco.


The 2021 Italia Mia Festival runs through December.