Bou6: a chamber opera on riot and tyranny now online

My chamber opera, Bou6, was successfully staged on 26 and 27 November 2019 in two sold-out concerts of the Oxford Contemporary Opera Festival. The recording of the second night is now online, complete with English and French subtitles. All of my team worked very hard on this, and it’s very exciting that new audience around the globe will be able to watch the show and contemplate power dynamics in society through my personal perspective. Please do give it a watch and tell me what you think!

Oxford Contemporary Opera Festival

26/11/2019 @ 20:00 27/11/2019 @ 22:00

One show, two nights, three new operas. Come to experience the premiere production of my work Bou6 (暴), commemorating Hong Kong’s June 2019 – when it all started.

Toni Scharle, director
Eleanor Harrington, assistant director
Lucia Švecová, music director
Israel Lai, assistant director/composer
Miuccia Chan, libretto


Tyranny – Zhao Ng
Riot – Maxime Cugnon de Sévricourt
The Departed – Anna Townsend
The Condemner – Oliver Black

£4 – £10 Student / Regular

Oxford Contemporary Opera Society

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Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place
Oxford, OX4 1DY United Kingdom
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Creating an Opera

Exciting news! My proposal to write a short opera set in the current social climate of Hong Kong, to be entitled Bou6, has been accepted by the Oxford Contemporary Opera Society. It will be staged in the end of November, as the newly created society’s second show, and first one to feature student works. My story will explore the ideas of riot and tyranny and how they are created and labelled.