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'Disney Princess' Lea Salonga to appear 'LIVE' with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cultural Centre in February

21 December 2007

Hong Kong, 21 December 2007 – The world-famous star singer Lea Salonga, will appear 'live' with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in February 2008 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. A bona fide "Disney Princess", Lea is the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin and the singing voice of Mulan in Mulan and Mulan 2. She is also the Laurence Olivier Award and Tony Award-winning star of the blockbuster musical Miss Saigon.

Under the baton of Gerard Salonga, Lea Salonga and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will treat audiences to some of the best loved Disney and Broadway musical numbers, such as A Whole New World (Aladdin), Colours of the Wind (Pocahontas), On My Own (Les Misérables), I'd Give My Life for you (Miss Saigon) and many more. She recently made a tremendously successful 8-city US tour and sold out Carnegie Hall in a new show directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, director of Barbara Streisand's Timeless Farewell tour.

Lea gained international stardom for her award-winning lead role as Kim on Broadway in the 1991 production of Miss Saigon. She not only won a Tony Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical," but also the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Laurence Olivier Award (in London where Miss Saigon originated).

In 2002, Salonga made another splash on Broadway starring in the hit revival of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammersteins’s Flower Drum Song, earning her another Tony nomination as Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical. Earlier this year, Lea returned to Broadway to star as Fantine in the 2006 revival of Les Misérables and in July 2008 she will embark on a 39-week tour of Asia and the Philippines starring in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.

Don't miss this rare chance to catch the beautiful face and voice of Mulan and Miss Saigon 'LIVE' in Hong Kong.

Programme Details:
Lea Salonga – The Voice of Mulan
The Hong Kong Tour of the World-Famous Singer

9 & 10 / 2 / 2008
Saturday and Sunday
HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall
8 PM
HK$480, $380, $280, $180
Available at URBTIX outlets from 27 Dec 2007
URBTIX website: www.urbtix.hk
Reservations: 2734 9009
Credit Card booking: 2111 5999
Programme Enquiries: 2721 2030
HKPO Website: www.hkpo.com

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Hailed as "one of Asia's top orchestras", the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) is led by the internationally renowned Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Edo de Waart. Enriching Hong Kong's cultural life for over a century, the Orchestra has grown into a formidable ensemble of Chinese and international talents in the last three decades, attracting world-class artists to perform on the same stage. In April 2006, The Swire Group Charitable Trust became the Hong Kong Philharmonic's Principal Patron, committing HK$36 million over three years to enable Maestro de Waart's artistic vision for the Orchestra to be realized. HKPO annually touches the lives of 200,000 music lovers through more than 150 performances, including a series of outreach activities including the city's largest outdoor symphonic concert in Happy Valley, Swire Symphony under the Stars. Please visit www.hkpo.com for more information about the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

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