A review of Journey to the West is published in Caixin Global, part of the influential Chinese financial media group Caixin.
Reporter Joshua Dummer writes: "The book overall is engaging and passionate enough that even an opera philistine like me (I’ve only ever been to one once and I fell asleep) felt the need to listen to a Verdi opera after finishing the book, to see if I could appreciate what Ho and He clearly love."
Melanie Ho and Antonello de Riu, Consul-General of Italy in Hong Kong and Macau, write about He Hui and the soft power of Italian opera in an op-ed published in The Diplomat. Read the full article here.
"She’s [He Hui] part of a new generation of opera singers from China who are very gifted,” Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Metropolitan, tells TIME.
Time interviews He Hui the day after her performance as Aida in Hong Kong
The Dante Alighieri Society in Hong Kong and Bellissima Italia are proud to host the launch of the book Journey to the West: He Hui, a Chinese soprano in the world of Italian opera by Melanie Ho.
Please join us:
Friday, October 27 from 7 pm
Comitato della Dante Alighieri di Hong Kong
1/F, Honest Building 9 - 11 Leighton Road Causeway Bay Hong Kong
Please register here.
Refreshments will be offered, with wine courtesy of Valdivia.
Journey to the West: He Hui, a Chinese soprano in the world of Italian opera was launched on October 11 at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong. He Hui spoke about her life as China's first prima donna and then signed copies of the autobiography.