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Opera on travails of Filipina domestic worker opens in HK

19 January 2018

Filipina soprano Stefanie Quintin (middle) plays the title role of 'Mila'
(photo courtesy of Cecile Legaspi)
‘Mila”, a chamber opera that tells the story of a Filipina domestic worker struggling to be accepted by a hostile Hong Kong family, opened tonight (Jan. 18) at the Jockey Club Hall of Asia Society Hong Kong’s headquarters in Admiralty.

Playing the lead role of Mila is Filipina soprano Stefanie Quintin, a graduate of the  University of the Philippines College of Music who counts among her mentors Professor Emeritus Fides Cuyugan-Asencio.

UP alumni all: ConGen Morales (with glasses), Stefanie,
VC Bob (to her right) and VC Timmy (behind),
with Gilbert and Cecile Legaspi 
To Filipinos in Hong Kong, Stefanie could very well be known also as the sister of Vice Consul Bob Quintin, who was himself a professional singer in the Philippines before deciding to join the foreign service.

Among the guests at the opening night of ‘Mila’ was Philippine Consul General Antonio Morales, who joined VC Bob and his wife, VC Timmy, in welcoming Stefanie and applauding her performance.

“Mila” was written for the stage by Candace Chong with music by Eli Marshall.

The show runs from Jan 18-20 at 7pm, and on Jan. 21 (Sunday) at 3pm.
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