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KWIH Title Sponsors Premiere of Aïda – Four-act Opera Classic Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Enjoys with Political and Business Luminaries Jointly Promote Development of Arts in Hong Kong

10 Oct 2017

(Hong Kong - 10 October 2017) K. Wah International Holdings Limited (“KWIH” or “the Group”) (stock code: 0173), the Honorary Patron of Opera Hong Kong (“OHK”), is pleased to devotedly support OHK as the Title Sponsor of the premiere today of Aïda, the four-act opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”). KWIH management including Paddy Lui, Executive Director and Oliver Lam, Chief Financial Officer, together with Edward Ho, Chairman of OHK nad Warren Mok, Artistic Director of OHK; joined by local political and business luminaries, as well as the media, enjoyed the opera classic at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

KWIH is a keen supporter of the development of opera and performing arts in Hong Kong and has been the Honorary Patron of OHK since 2013. The two parties have collaborated closely in promoting operatic performance and performing arts through education and outreach programmes and also nurturing local outstanding artists by providing them with valuable cross-cultural exchange and performance opportunities, with the hope of fostering Hong Kong as an international hub of culture and arts and enhance her image as a cosmopolitan city.

Presented by OHK, the four-act opera Aïda is staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre for six days from 10 to 15 October. The well-known opera is the work of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, his most intricate and memorable music ever wrote. It is a poignant story of a love triangle during a time of war between Egypt and Ethiopia, with the conflicting duties of love and patriotism. Featuring spectacle and soaring music, Aïda has thrilled audiences worldwide. The star-studded international cast which includes two of the opera world’s reigning Aïdas, will give their best performance, bringing all the drama and pageantry of this grand opera to the stage and presenting audience with like-never-before visual and audio enjoyment.

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Paddy Lui, Executive Director of KWIH; and Warren Mok, Artistic Director of Opera Hong Kong

Paddy Lui (Middle), Executive Director of KWIH; Dr David Wong Yau-kar (Right), Chairman of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority and the Director General of the Youth Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR (Left)

Oliver Lam (3rd from right), Chief Financial Officer of KWIH and friends from the business sector

Sir David Akers-Jones, former Chief Secretary

Edward Ho (1st from left), Chairman of Opera Hong Kong; Paddy Lui (3rd from right), Executive Director of KWIH; and Warren Mok (2nd from right), Artistic Director of Opera Hong Kong

Mr and Mrs Donald Liao, CBE, JP, former Secretary for Home Affairs

Warren Mok, Artistic Director of Opera Hong Kong and Antonello De Riu, Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau

Sir Gordon and Lady Wu, Chairman of Hopwell Holdings Ltd.

Professor and Mrs Patrick Wong, Independent Non-executive Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group

KWIH, a keen supporter of the development of opera and performing arts in Hong Kong, sponsors the performance of the famous opera Aïda in Hong Kong to help promote opera and arts in the city (source of the photo: Opera Hong Kong)