If music be the food of love, feast on this month’s rhapsodic calendar packed with operatic masterpieces and lyrical delights—plus so much more

1. Swan Lake

When: February 1 - 4

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: Plunge into Tchaikovsky’s love-versus-evil tale in this narrated abridged production, part of the Ballet Classics for Children series by the Hong Kong Ballet.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

2. A Parsi Culinary Experience

When: February 2

Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center

What: Indian arts and cultural festival, India by the Bay, delights Hong Kong gourmands with a gala dinner whipped up by chef Anahita Dhondy, featuring culinary flavours from India’s unique Zoroastrian community.

Purchase tickets at asiasociety.org

See also: Why Dining At New Punjab Club Feels Like Being In A Wes Anderson Movie

3. Young Prodigies

When: February 2 - 3

Where: Hong Kong City Hall

What: The Hong Kong Philharmonic showcases young talent, including Hannah Tam, a 12-year-old violin virtuoso, and conductor Nicholas Carter, who decided on his career at the age of 7. 

Purchase tickets at hkphil.org

4. Tale of Three Cities

When: February 2 - 4

Where: Kwai Tsing Theatre 

What: Dances by Taiwan’s Bulareyaung Dance Company, South Korea’s Han Dance Project and the Hong Kong Dance Company pay homage to their respective homelands. 

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

5. The Vienna Boys Choir

When: February 3 - 4

Where: Sha Tin Town Tall 

What: Hailed as one of the world’s best, the choir performs classics by Dietrich Buxtehude, Antonio Vivaldi, Benjamin Britten and more. 

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

See also: 5 Reasons Vienna Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination

6. Martynas Levickis

When: February 9

Where: Hong Kong City Hall

What: The charismatic accordionist and Lithuania’s Got Talent winner plays an exotic mix of classics, gypsy dances and contemporary pop with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.

Purchase tickets at urbtix.hk

7. Verdi’s Il Trovatore

When: February 11

Where: Grand Cinema at Elements

What: Relive the last stage performance of the late Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky on screen as part of The Met: Live in HD series. 

Purchase tickets at thegrandcinema.com.hk

8. Valentine’s Day Concert

When: February 14

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: The Hong Kong Philharmonic presents romantic scores from classic movies such as Gone with the Wind, Cinema Paradiso, Titanic and more. 

Purchase tickets at hkphil.org

9. Anna Karenina

When: February 23 - 25

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: Tolstoy’s 19th-century literary classic meets Christian Spuck’s evocative choreography in this Ballett Zürich production.

Purchase tickets at hk.artsfestival.org

10. Chris Botti

When: February 23 - 24

Where: Hong Kong Cultural Centre

What: The Grammy-winning trumpeter delights with elegant interpretations of jazz classic, as well as rock and pop hits. 

Purchase tickets at hk.artsfestival.org

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