Who is Mila?
Mila is an original chamber opera commissioned by Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Called "bold, innovative, and quintessentially Hong Kong" by Time Magazine, Mila sheds light on Hong Kong’s pressure-cooker social environment, examining the territory’s tensions in a 70-minute intersection of home life and the workplace.
Sung in Cantonese, English, and Tagalog, Mila explores the tensions and
relationships within a Hong Kong family—an American husband, his
Cantonese wife and their son—and their domestic helper Mila from the
Philippines. To learn more, visit here.
She is going on tour!
Mila will have its North American premiere in December 2019, with performances in New York at the Angel Orensanz Center and San Francisco at the Wilsey Center for Opera.
Asia Society believes, more than ever, that we need art to connect communities. We are excited to bring this Hong Kong story to new audiences, giving a platform for Hong Kong and Filipino artists to collaborate with international artists on an innovative work that raises awareness of unique social issues in Hong Kong.
The U.S. tour is dedicated to the late Mr. Washington SyCip, former Honorary Trustee of Asia Society and Founding Chair of Asia Society Philippines, whose support helped make Mila possible.
But we need your help...
The U.S. tour of Mila is being supported by a generous grant from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
But we still need more help to cover the cost of the tour: from travel and logistics for the Asia-based artists and creative team to stage lighting and musical instruments.
Will you join us?
Asia Society Hong Kong Center aims to raise at least HK $100,000 through this campaign to support the cost of the tour.
Your support will go towards:
Instrumentalists from Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
Venue Costs and Insurance
Instruments and Equipment
Please join us in telling Mila's story!
Here are some goodies you can receive for supporting:
Complimentary private guided tour for up to 10 people of Asia Society heritage site and gallery (subject to docent availability)
One-year Asia Society Hong Kong Center Family Membership
Complimentary tickets for two to any Asia Society Hong Kong program within one year of donation (excluding galas)
Asia Society tote bag
Asia Society paper ornaments
Asia Society pen made from fallen leaves preserved from Hong Kong heritage trees