We want to prove that opera is for everyone. These special productions will delight those both those who already know their way around the opera house — but especially, those who have never been before!Peter Gordon & Marco Iannelli
Peter Gordon is editor of the Asian Review of Books. He has been delivering regular opera talks for the Dante Alighieri Society, Opera Hong Kong and other institutions for about 10 years, as well as translating subtitles and writing programme notes for local opera companies, and writes on opera for the local and regional press. He has been awarded the “Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia” by the Italian Government for his work on Italian culture.
Marco Iannelli is an award-winning Italian composer, musicologist and educator living in Hong Kong. He has worked with Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence), the Opera Berlioz (Montpellier), Deutsche Oper (Berlin) and is the author of “The Cassandra Case” about Italian composer Vittorio Gnecchi. He has recently been music director for recent chamber opera productions in Hong Kong.
Gordon and Iannelli’s new version of “Rita” by Gaetano Donizetti (2020-21) is available on YouTube.