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Academy Musical: Bernarda Alba

Academy Musical: Bernarda Alba

13 May (Mon) - 18 May (Sat)

13 May 2024 (Mon) - 18 May 2024 (Sat) | 19:45
18 May 2024 (Sat) | 14:45

This is a musical adaptation of the famous Spanish poet Lorca’s work of the same title. The powerful matriarch, Bernarda Alba, following her second husband's funeral, decrees to her five daughters that the household will enter a period of mourning during which they will shut the doors on the world outside of the village. Yet, the house can trap “people” but not with their hearts. As everyone tries their best to escape, Angustias, the eldest daughter, seems to be the only one to escape this fate as she is already betrothed to Pepe el Romano, the most attractive young bachelor of the village. In the strict confines of the house, jealousy and suppressed sexuality rise to the surface among the daughters.

Words and Music: Michael John LaChiusa

Director: Shaw Mei-kwan

Musical Director: Pong Law

Spoken Text Translation, Singing & Voice Coach: Li Wing-hong

Choreographer: Lim Wei-wei

Cantonese Lyrics: Chung Chi-wing

Set Designer: Jobelle Wang

Costume Designer: Vanessa Suen Wing-kwan

Lighting Designer: Cheng Lai-chiu

Sound Designer & Assistant to Musical Director: Tam Pak-huen

Production Manager: Kyle Yen Wing-yin


Cast: Chan Ka-yan, Renee Ching, Tsang Sin, Yip Shu-yan, Yu Tsz-wing, Simi Cheng, Chin Wing-kar, Li Mei-yan, Tsang Wing-yam, Tsoi Suet-yi, Wong Sze-wing, Yiu Lok-wai



Words and Music by MICHAEL JOHN LaCHIUSA 

Based on the play "The House of Bernarda Alba" by Federico García Lorca


BERNARDA ALBA is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

BERNARDA ALBA was originally produced by Lincoln Center Theater, New York City, 2006

Academy Studio Theatre
Price Info:
$50 - $95
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
This production is suitable for audience aged 12 or above.