Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Knight of Swan – A Hero Always Awaiting for His Destiny

Lohengrin (Savonlinna Opera)

Lohengrin (Savonlinna Opera)

The Knight of Swan is a German medieval legend about a knight led by a swan to save a lady embroiled in political intrigues, with a condition of having his name never to be asked and questioned. The story appeared in various forms under different medieval tales, and its fascinations are captivating enough to have many modern musicians and composers retelling it in today’s performing halls. In this week, I had the opportunity to know the Knight of Swan in Before Brabant and Lohengrin (Savonlinna Opera Festival) in the 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival.

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