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Hong Kong (opera)locked

  • Charles Pitt

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British colony (since 1841) in south-east Asia. It is important as a port and as a banking and commercial centre. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries Hong Kong was visited by various touring opera companies, most of them Italian, and formed part of a circuit that also included Manila, Batavia (now Jakarta), Shanghai and sometimes Singapore. The first visit, in ...

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