Music lovers with eclectic tastes are spoilt for choice, with a range of opera, jazz, pop, Western classical music and Chinese compositions on offer

1. Verdi's Aida

When: April 6

Where: Béthanie Theatre

What: Soprano Anna Netrebko, mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and tenor Aleksandr Antonenko star in the Verdi opera Aida, part of the Met: Live in HD series.

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2. John Mayer

When: April 8

Where: HKCEC

What: Catch the seventime Grammy winner and indie pop crooner in Hong Kong for the first time, performing such hits as New Light and Your Body is a Wonderland.

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3. The Symphonic Chinese Music of Zhao Jiping

When: April 12-13

Where: Cultural Centre

What: Pipa virtuoso Wu Man and soprano Zhang Ningjia join the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra for a performance of Zhao Jiping’s compositions.

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4. Sónar

When: April 13-14

Where: Hong Kong Science Park

What: The 15-hour festival will make any electronic music lovers' hearts skip a beat with 35 dazzlingly diverse electronic acts performing across five indoor and outdoor stages at one of the city’s most unique venues, the futuristic Hong Kong Science Park. 

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5. Ed Sheeran

When: April 18 

Where: Disneyland

What: The chart-topping singer-songwriter most recently won Grammys for his album Divide, after which this world tour is named, and the song Shape of You. 

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6. Jaap—Mozart

When: April 19-20

Where: Cultural Centre

What: Jaap van Zweden conducts the Hong Kong Philharmonic for an evening of Mozart—symphonies No. 1 and 40 and Horn Concerto No. 4, with Lin Jiang on the horn.

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See also: K11 Artus “Art In All Its Forms” Party

7. Tom Green

When: April 24

Where: Grappa's Cellar

What: The American comedian, actor, filmmaker and talk-show host delivers an evening of his irreverent brand of humour. 

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8. Jazz Marathon

When: April 27-28

Where: Queen Elizabeth Stadium 

What: In a two-day event to mark International Jazz Day, performances by local and overseas artists run the gamut of “all that jazz”—bebop, fusion, big band sounds, and variants like ethnic, gypsy, tango and flamenco jazz, and more.

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9. Dr Faustus

When: April 27-28

Where: Arts Centre

What: The Hong Kong Theatre Company takes Christopher Marlowe’s Elizabethan tale of one man’s deal with the devil into the 21st century.

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10. IRIS: Your Escape

When: April 27-28

Where: Central Harbourfront

What: Featuring over 80 Hong Kong's hottest fitness stars and top instructors, this large-scale fitness and wellness festival brings you the most epic workout experience.

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