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Special notice


In view of the latest situation of COVID-19 and uncertainties in global business travels, along with discussions with our tour presenters, performing venues and related partners, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s (HK Phil) tour to Japan and Korea, originally have been rescheduled to a later time of the year, now has been cancelled.

The HK Phil, Music Director Jaap van Zweden, our Board of Governors as well as the administration put the health and well-being of our audience, players and staff at the forefront of our priorities. We sincerely hope that the orchestra’s home city, as well as other parts of the world, will recover soon and overcome the current challenging situation. The orchestra and its Music Director Jaap van Zweden look forward to performing for audiences in Japan and Korea in the near future.

The HK Phil would like to thank our tour presenters in Japan and Korea, our performing venue partners, as well as sponsors, for their support.
Ticket holders for the affected concerts, please visit websites of relevant performing venues for ticketing assistance.

Elaine McKrill

Elaine McKrill
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A graduate and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and winner of the Mastersingers' Wagner Singers Competition 2003, Elaine has specialised in recent years in the operas of Wagner and Strauss. Her Wagner performances include Brünnhilde Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung in Chemnitz; Brünnhilde Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung (Mastersingers, Edinburgh Opera Players); Isolde (Angers Nantes Opéra, Edinburgh Opera Players in concert, Opéra Dijon, Genoa); Gutrune Götterdämmerung and Brünnhilde Siegfried (Scottish Opera); Sieglinde Die Walküre (Scottish Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company cover); Ortlinde Die Walküre (Royal Opera - Covent Garden, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Salzburg Festival, Hallé Orchestra, Mastersingers, BBC Proms, Philharmonia) and Helmwige Die Walküre (Deutsche Oper - Berlin and Netherlands Opera).

Elaine made her Strauss debut as Marianne Leitmetzerin Der Rosenkavalier at Covent Garden and was subsequently invited back to sing the Aufseherin and cover the title role in Elektra.

Last season Elaine sang Gerhilde Die Walküre for the Canadian Opera Company and covered Sieglinde and Ortrud Lohengrin for excerpts in Limoges and the Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier for the first time in concert. She made her debut in October 2015 as Elektra in Magdeburg.

In addition to her Wagner and Strauss repertoire, Elaine has enjoyed success with Amelia Un Ballo in Maschera (Surrey Opera); Abigaille Nabucco (Skopje); Elettra Idomeneo (Neumünster); Gertrud in Hänsel und Gretel (Glyndebourne cover) and Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia.

Her concert repertoire includes Strauss Vier letzte Lieder; Beethoven Symphony no. 9; Verdi Requiem;Dyson The Canterbury Pilgrims;Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony; Wagner Wesendonck Lieder; Walton Façade and Weber Mass in G 'Jubelmesse'.