Biography
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WARREN MOK 莫華倫
Artistic Director / Producer / Tenor 藝術總監 / 監製 / 男高音

A Hong Kong Chinese tenor with a distinguished international career, Warren Mok holds a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music in New York City and is one of the China’s Three Tenors.

Warren Mok was awarded the Honorary University Fellowship by Hong Kong Baptist University in 2020, Officer of the Order of the Star of Italy by the Government of Italy in 2018, a Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2011, World Outstanding Chinese Award in 2010, and both Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana (Knight of the Star of Solidarity of Italy) by the Government of Italy and Chevalier dans I’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Art and Letter) by the Government of France in 2008.In 2015 he was also awarded the World Ten Outstanding Cantonese.

Since his European début in 1987 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mok has been making frequent guest appearances throughout the world, including Deutsche Oper Berlin, Paris Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Opera Australia in Sydney Opera House, Teatro di Bologna Comunale, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera de Nice, Opera de Lyon, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, The Netherlands Opera, Leipzig Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Teatro di San Carlos Lisbon, Seattle Opera, Bolshoi Theatre, Warsaw Opera, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in Italy, ABAO Bilbao, Opera Ireland, Teatro di Palma di Mallorca, Nancy Opera France, Bergen Opera Norway, Latvian National Opera, Lithuanian National Opera, Orlando Opera Florida, Hawaii Opera Theater, concert halls in New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musik Verein, Tokyo Suntori Hall, Seoul, Prague and Zurich.

He has performed in many festivals including Vienna, Wiesbaden, Athens, Martina Franca (Italy), Arles (France), Track (Lithuania), Poland, New Zealand, Seoul Arts Centre, Beijing Music Festival, Shanghai International Arts Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, Hong Kong, Macau International Music Festival, and Taiwan. His operatic repertoire exceeds 60 roles including Calaf (Turandot), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Don Jose (Carmen), Riccardo (Masked Ball), Radames (Aïda), Duke (Rigoletto), Alfredo (La Traviata), Don Carlos, Romeo, Faust, Werther, and many others.

In recent years, Mok has been very active in Asia, not only as a singer, but also as a producer. He has been the Artistic Director for Macau International Music Festival from 2000 and has brought the festival to a world-class high standard. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Opera Hong Kong. He has produced many great performances of operas and concerts in Macau and Hong Kong and won praise from the public and critics alike. He is an advisor for the Shanghai Opera House, Shanghai Symphony, China National Opera House, Beijing Music Festival. He produced and sang in Roméo et Juliette, Carmen, La Bohème, Otello, Magic Flute, La Traviata, Madame Butterfly, and in Shanghai International Arts Festival and Beijing Music Festival. Most recently he has appeared frequently in the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing. He is also an active promoter of western operas and music in China and Asia.

The Guardian, a London newspaper, observed that “His technique is rock solid, with beautiful even timbre, and an engaging enthusiasm on stage; ringing top notes were attacked and held in rock-like Pavarotti vein." And George Loomis, a commentator from Opera Magazine, described his performance the late as follows: “Warren Mok seems to have modeled his performance on that of La Scala’s Raoul, Franco Corelli, and comes amazingly close to the ideal. Suffice it to say that Mok has a ringing, rather baritonal timbre and pours forth tone generously. His Raoul is a visceral experience not least for its secure, expansive high notes…”

In 2011, he produced and sang in a world premiere opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen by Opera Hong Kong, Tosca in West Palm Beach Opera and Guangzhou Opera House, Francesca da Rimini in Teatro Verdi Triete, Die Fledermaus and The Chinese Orphan at National Centre for Performing Arts of China, and Turandot in Seoul Arts Centre.

In 2012, Mok joined the China’s Three Tenors world tour together with Dai Yuqiang and Wei Song with cities and events including New York, London Olympics 2012, Edinburgh, Cologne of Germany, Hong Kong, Macau and cities of China. It aimed to promote Chinese cultures to the world. In November 2012, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Royal Variety Performance, The China’s Three Tenors was invited to sing for the Queen and was highly praised. In March, he introduced The Chinese Orphan to Hong Kong audiences, an original production of National Centre for Performing Arts of China (NCPA).

In 2013, he has sung operas Carmen, The Flying Dutchman in NCPA Beijing, Tosca in TianJin Opera House, and numerous concert & TV appearances in China. In 2014, He made his debut as Dr. Sun Yat-sen in Santa Fe Opera USA, singing Norma, Carmen & La Traviata in NCPA Beijing. He sang Mahler’s Song of the Earth with Shanghai Symphony under Yu Long. He produced Faust & Salome with Opera Hong Kong.

In 2015 Mok was appointed as member of Beijing Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, fostering the bridge and developement between the two cities. Apart from his appointment as Artistic Director of Fujian Grand Theatre and Zhuhai Huafa Grand Theatre, he has been dedicated in the music education with the young generation, appearing as Visiting Professor at Beijing University Opera Academy, Xinan University and Shanghai Music Conservatory, as well as Distinguished Professor at South China Normal University.

莫華倫
藝術總監 / 監製 / 男高音

莫華倫,世界著名香港男高音,畢業於曼哈頓音樂院的音樂碩士,夏威夷大學音樂學士。中國三大男高音之一。

2020年莫華倫獲香港浸會大學頒授榮譽大學院士,2018年獲義大利政府頒發「義大利之星軍官勳章」,2011年榮獲香港特區政府榮譽勳章,及2010年榮獲世界傑出華人獎,此外莫氏於2008年獲義大利政府頒發「義大利團結之星騎士勳章」及法國政府頒發「法國藝術騎士勳章」。2015年更獲頒發第二屆世界廣府人「十大傑出人物」。

自1987年作其在柏林德意志歌劇院的歐洲首演後,這位世界盛名的香港男高音便曾于國際頂尖的歌劇院獻唱,包括法國巴黎歌劇院、義大利羅馬歌劇院、澳洲悉尼歌劇院, 義大利博洛尼亞市立歌劇院、義大利熱那亞歌劇院、義大利巴勒摩歌劇院、法國尼斯歌劇院、法國里昂歌劇院、阿根廷科隆劇院、荷蘭國家歌劇院、德國萊比錫歌劇院、皇家丹麥歌劇院、葡萄牙國家聖卡羅劇院、西雅圖歌劇院、俄羅斯大劇院、波蘭華沙國家大劇院、義大利義大利卡利亞裡大劇院、西班牙畢爾巴歐歌劇院、馬羅卡的帕瑪歌劇院、法國南西歌劇院、挪威伯根歌劇院、拉脫維亞國家歌劇院、立陶宛國家歌劇、夏威夷歌劇院、佛羅裡達歌劇院、紐約卡奈基音樂廳、倫敦皇家亞伯特音樂廳、維也納金色大廳、柏林愛樂廳、東京三得利音樂廳、北京國家大劇院、上海大劇院、臺北國家音樂廳、韓國首爾藝術中心、布拉格、蘇黎士等地獻藝。

莫氏經常於各類重要的國際藝術節表演,包括:義大利普契尼音樂節、維也納藝術節、德國威斯巴登藝術節、法蘭薩翁林納歌劇節、希臘藝術節、義大利馬提那凡卡藝術節、法國馬丁藝術節、里加歌劇藝術節、立陶宛藝術節、首爾藝術中心歌劇節、北京音樂節、上海國際藝術節、新加坡藝術節、香港藝術節、台灣藝術節等。莫氏擁有一副優美特殊的戲劇性抒情男高音(lyrical-spinto tenor)歌喉,他能唱的歌劇角色超過六十位,其中包括《杜蘭朵》的卡拉富、《托斯卡》的卡瓦拉多西、《波希米亞生涯》的魯道夫、《卡門》的唐荷西、《假面舞會》的雷卡多、《阿伊達》的拉達梅斯、《弄臣》的公爵、《茶花女》的阿菲度、卡洛王子、浮士德及維特等。

這幾年間,莫氏在亞洲地區極為活躍,除了擔任演唱之外,他亦從事歌劇製作。他於2000-2013年擔任澳門國際音樂節藝術總監至今,監製多出達國際水準的歌劇,並獲得高度贊揚,他也是上海歌劇院、上海交響樂團及中央歌劇院的顧問,曾於上海國際藝術節及北京國際音樂節參與演出及製作。《羅密歐與茱麗葉》、《卡門》、《波希米亞生涯》、《魔笛》、《茶花女》、《蝴蝶夫人》、《杜蘭朵》。最近多次參與國家大劇院歌劇及音樂會演出,他躋身國際樂壇上最傑出的男高音行列,亦是活躍於中國和亞洲的西方歌劇與音樂推銷者。

倫敦報章 The Guardian對莫氏有以下評述:「他的表演功夫十分結實,除了有極美麗和出色的音色外,在舞臺上的專注及熱誠表演也令人贊嘆;在唱高音時,他的起音宏朗,並像帕瓦洛蒂的聲音一樣強勁。」, 而歌劇雜志的喬治.羅密士對他的表演也有很高的評價:「莫華倫在史卡拉歌劇院飾演的角色魯爾,就像已去世的傳奇男高音法蘭哥.柯瑞裡般的出眾,接近完美。他的表演足已證明莫氏有一把響亮、並比較屬於男中音的音色,亦更是巨集偉的。他演活魯爾這角色並不單只以平穩、寬闊的高音領域」。

2011年,莫氏於美國棕櫚灘歌劇院演出《托斯卡》,並隨後於廣州大劇院製作及演出此劇。接著參與演出包括在北京國家大劇院的《蝙蝠》及原創歌劇《趙氏孤兒》;福州大劇院的原創歌劇《土樓》;香港歌劇院的原創歌劇《中山.逸仙》,演出孫中山一角,並由他統籌製作。而他也為澳門國際音樂節製作《神彈射手》及韓德爾歌劇《阿西斯與加拉塔》。

2012 年,莫氏與戴玉強、魏松所組成的中國三大男高音一起舉行世界巡迴演出,積極推動中國文化走向世界,巡迴地點包括美國紐約、英國倫敦奧運會、愛丁堡、德國科隆及多個城市、香港、澳門,及在國內多個城市巡演,並於中央電視台、北京電視台和各地的大型重要演出活動獻唱。最近於11月,為慶祝英國皇家綜藝節目100周年,中國三大男高為英國女王伊麗莎白二世獻藝,並獲高度贊揚。而3月莫氏更為香港歌劇院引進中國國家大劇院著名原創歌劇《趙氏孤兒》並參與演出,為香港與內地藝術文化交流更趨成熟。

2013年莫氏於中國國家大劇院參演《卡門》及《漂泊的荷蘭人》、天津大劇院的《托斯卡》,及國內多個音樂會及電視演出邀請。2014年他將於美國聖達菲歌劇院作其首演,主唱《中山.逸仙》的同名角色;於中國國家大劇院主唱《諾瑪》、《卡門》及《茶花女》;與指揮餘隆及上海交響樂團合作馬勒的大地之歌;及為香港歌劇院製作《浮士德》及《莎樂美》。

他自2015年起獲委任為珠海市政協委員及北京市政協委員,促進兩地與香港交流發展。他並出任福建大劇院及珠海華發大劇院的藝術總監。近年來,除歌劇表演與創作外,莫氏更加注重與內地的音樂交流及合作,並在音樂教學方面投入巨大精力,分別出任北京大學歌劇研究院、西南大學和上海音樂學院的客席教授和華南師範大學的特聘教授等。

榮譽 Honour
意大利之星軍官勳章 Officer of the Order of the Star of Italy
意大利團結之星騎士勳章 Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella della Solitarita’Italiana
法國藝術騎士勳章 Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
香港特區政府榮譽勳章 Medal of Honour, HKSAR Government
香港浸會大學榮譽大學院士 Honorary University Fellowship by Hong Kong Baptist University
第十二屆世界傑出華人獎 12th World Outstanding Chinese Award
世界廣府人「十大傑出人物」 Word Ten Outstanding Cantonese Award
京?? Beijing Chinese Award 2016

北京市政協委員 Member, Beijing Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
珠海市政協委員 Member, Zhuhai Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

香港歌劇院藝術總監 Artistic Director, Opera Hong Kong
福建大劇院藝術總監 Artistic Director, Fujian Grand Theatre
澳門國際音樂節藝術總監 Artistic Director, Macau International Music Festival
珠海華發大劇院藝術總監 Artistic Director, Zhuhai Huafa Grand Theatre
德國柏林歌劇院首席男高音 Former Leading Tenor, Deutsche Oper Berlin
中國音樂家協會理事 Councilor, Chinese Musicians Association
北京國際音樂節顧問 Advisor, Beijing Music Festival
中央歌劇院顧問 Advisor, China National Opera Theatre
上海歌劇院顧問 Advisor, Shanghai Opera House
廣州大劇院顧問 Advisor, Guangzhou Opera House
華南師範大學特聘教授 Distinguished Professor, South China Normal University
北京大學歌劇研究院客席教授 Visiting Professor, Beijing University Opera Academy
上海音樂學院客席教授 Visiting Professor, Shanghai Music Conservatory
西南大學客席音樂教授 Visiting Professor, Xinan University
香港特區政府港台文化合作委員會委員 Member, Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Cooperation Committee, HKSAR Government

美國紐約曼哈頓音樂碩士 Master of Music Degree, Manhattan School of Music, New York