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David Quah to give talks on kaleidoscopic world of musical theatre

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present "The Kaleidoscopic World of Musical Theatre" Lecture Demonstration Series in April. The talk will be hosted by renowned tenor David Quah with live demonstrations by pianist Timmy Tsang.

     The four lectures will delve into hit musicals, and audiences will also get to learn more about celebrated composers and librettists, as well as famous stars who originally started out in musical theatre.

     Details are as follows:

April 6 (Wednesday)
"Musicals of the Pre-1970s"

April 13 (Wednesday)
"The Rise of West End"

April 20 (Wednesday)
"America's Reaction to the West End"

April 27 (Wednesday)
"Contemporary Musicals"

     Malaysian-born David Quah commenced his career in Hong Kong in 2000 when he started teaching singing at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). He regularly performs in Southeast Asia and is very active in the local music scenes. Quah has premiered many roles both locally and overseas. In August 2012, Quah performed the principal role of Steven Lee in the world premiere of "Fences" in Singapore. In Hong Kong, he was cast in the title role of composer Lo Hau-man's chamber opera "The Legend of Zhang Baozai", which was premiered at the Shanghai Expo 2010.

     Timmy Tsang works at the HKAPA as Lecturer (Vocal and Academic Studies) and teaches aural training. He is also a voice coach at the Academy. He has been an opera répétiteur for operas including "Die Zauberflöte", "La Bohème", "Aida" and "Die Fledermaus". Tsang has also worked with the Academy's visiting conductors and musicians, including Sir Neville Marriner, Laszlo Heltay and Georg Tintner.

     All lectures will be conducted in Cantonese and will start at 7.30pm in the Lecture Hall of the Hong Kong Space Museum. Tickets priced at $50 (for each lecture) are now available at URBTIX ( For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7321 or visit

Ends/Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:02


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