Immerse in the Mozart Effect

Art & Culture | 26 Mar 2021

Magnificent Mozart – a musical portrayal of Mozart’s life performed in sumptuous eighteenth-century costumes – will be staged by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong at the Hong Kong City Hall on 2 and 3 April 2021.

Created and produced by playwright Leanne Nicholls, Magnificent Mozart captures the extraordinary life of Mozart and chronicles his spectacular rise from child prodigy to the world’s most famous composer. Fascinating snippets of Mozart’s relationships and life stories are accompanied by dazzling performances of his music by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and guest artists.

The performance, conducted by Colin Touchin, includes Mozart’s concertos for piano, violin and clarinet, A Musical Joke, and the sensational Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute. Popular Hong Kong-based actor Jordan Cheng will animate the stage as the storyteller, whereas guest opera singer Valentina Tao will delight as Mozart’s sister-in-law who premiered the Queen of the Night role.

The show also features Hong Kong pianist Colleen Lee, who is cast as Mozart’s favourite piano pupil Barbara Ployer. Besides, the talented eight-year-old local pianist Brandon Lam will play the role of Mozart the outstanding child prodigy.

Leading principals of CCOHK, including violinist Amelia Chan and clarinetist Anthony Wong, will appear as soloists in brilliant excerpts of Mozart’s most popular concertos. The entire concert stage will be exquisitely designed to authentic effect by Ernesto Maurice Corpus with life-sized eighteenth-century paintings and gorgeous gold candelabras.

Tickets priced at $450, $350, $250, with half-price concessions for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and minder, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients, are available from all URBTIX outlets.

For ticketing enquiries, call 3761 6661. For credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999. For internet booking, visit For programme or other enquiries, call 2864 2151 or email The performance lasts for approximately 70 minutes without intermission. The programme is family-friendly with the exception of children aged two and below.


Musical schedule

Date: 02 April 2021 (Friday) at 2:30 pm; 03 April 2021 (Saturday) at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Venue: Concert Hall – Hong Kong City Hall

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