International Arts Carnival
LEARN & PLAY Arts Tech Theatre

The Magic Flute and the Five Elements: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth

Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre

  • 2023.8.12 (Sat) 2.30pm
    2023.8.13 (Sun) 11am, 2.30pm
    2023.8.19 (Sat) 2.30pm
    2023.8.20 (Sun) 2.30pm

  • Standard: $240
    Full-time Student: $100
    Aged over 60: $120
    Family package^|Other Discounts^

  • Performed in Cantonese


International Arts Carnival
LEARN & PLAY Arts Tech Theatre

The Magic Flute and the Five Elements: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth

What are the Five Elements: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth? How do they connect with our body, lives, and other elements in the universe? Do you know that they are good friends with the Five Constraints – benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, faith?


Pianist KJ Wong plays Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute live on the piano. Characters that embody the Five Elements perform songs about the elements in Chinese and English. Arts Tech Theatre is transformed into an Arts Tech Classroom where everyone learns, plays and sings about the Five Elements! Learn the Chinese view of nature and virtue! Children and parents, do not miss this intriguing journey of the Five Elements!

  • Creative Team


    • Piano (Live)

      KJ Wong

    • Original Music

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    • Lyrics

      Cedric Chan

    • Video & Images

      Lai Tat Tat WingBenny Woo

    • Performers

      Ellen KongLiu Chun-kinSobi SoDavid YeungZachary Pink Yung

    • Styling & Poster

      Man Lim-chung

    • Artistic Direction, Directing, Arts Tech Design & Calligraphy

      Mathias Woo

    • Script and Text

      Liu Chun-kin

    • Lighting Design

      Zoe Cheung

    • Sound Design

      Chung Fong-ting

    • Costume Design

      Twinny Cheng

    • Hair Styling

      Orient 4 (Pius Yiu, Alvis Kwong, Kyle Ko, Mega Cheong, Evan Yim, Victoria Wong)

  • Team Members


    Senior Researcher & Workshop Instructor: Theresa Leung

    Creative Research: Carson Chung


    Photography for Promotion: Kim Hoo@easteighteen

    Graphic Design for Promotion: Sun Yue


    Production and Stage Manager: Chow Chun-yin

    Technical Coordinator: Johnny Sze

    Deputy Stage Manager: Zeta Chan

    Assistant Stage Manager: Onki Chan

    Lighting Operator: Tse Tsz-san

    Production Electrician: Kwan Chiu-kit

    Make up: Billie Siu

    Wardrobe: Bonnie Chan

    Stage Crew: Leung Chi-hang, Hui Man-yiu

    Programme and Administration

    International Exchange Director/Producer: Wong Yuewai

    General Manager (Administration and Finance): Jacky Chan

    General Manager (Programme): Doris Kan

    Programme Manager: Ho Yin-hei

    PR & Publicity: Luka Wong

    Rehearsal Assistant: Chloe Li

    Programme and Creative Assistant: Niki Luk

    Arts Tech Assistant: Mia Qiu


    Front of House Ambassador: Cheng Lok Hei, Jolie Chui, Elaine Lau, Wong Sum Yu Doris, You Xuanyuan Dorothy

    “Five Elements” Mini Market

    Design and Coordination: Rachel Chak, Bowie Chow

    Gourd Pyrography: Zhao Wei (Hulu Lu Gourd Craftsmanship)

  • Five Elements & Five Constraints


    What are the Five Elements?

    The theory of the Five Elements, also known as Wuxing, originated from the Book of Documents (Shang Shu) during the Warring States period. The interplay of “Yin” and “Yang” gave rise to Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth, which make up the fundamental building blocks of all things in our world. Chinese philosophers of ancient times used the Five Elements to explain the formation, relationships, and modes of operation of everything in existence.


    In nature, a balanced and harmonious state is achieved through the interplay of the Five Elements, as they support and regulate one another. Likewise, humans must coexist harmoniously with nature, cherish plants and trees, refrain from polluting food, water, and soil, and strive for equilibrium between our mental and physical selves and the natural environment.


    What are the Five Constraints?

    The Five Constant Virtues of “Ren” (benevolence), “Yi” (righteousness), “Li” (propriety), “Zhi” (wisdom), and “Xin” (trustworthiness) are fundamental qualities and character traits that must be followed and cultivated in order to establish oneself in society according to Chinese Confucian ethics.


    “Ren” denotes kindness and compassion; “Yi” encompasses loyalty and a willingness to help others; “Li” is demonstrated through respect and courtesy towards others; “Zhi” involves the ability to discern right from wrong; and “Xin” is demonstrated through honesty and loyalty.


    Would you like to discover how these five virtues correspond to the five elements and how to maintain life balance while practicing virtues? Join us on this journey!

  • The Magic Flute - An Opera by Mozart


    The Magic Flute, premiered in 1791, was a piece composed in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final year in his life. It is also the last piece of opera performed before his death; the opera was still performing in Vienna when Mozart passed away. The music of The Magic Flute is bright and lively with the story is adapted from Lulu oder die Zauberflöte in a fairy tale collection – Dschinnistan, by Christoph Martin Wieland.

  • Ticketing


    Tickets available on ZUNI TICKETING* and URBTIX


    Standard: $240
    Local Full-time Students: $100

    New middle-aged audiences over 60: $120#

    Family package^: $420 (Including 2 standard tickets and 1 child ticket)


    *Enjoy administration fee waiver exclusively on ZUNI TICKETING platform
    #Maximum 4 tickets
    ^Limited quota on a first-come-first-serve basis; only one type of discount is applicable each time.



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    New middle-aged audiences over 60, people with disabilities: $120

    Elderlies over 80: $10

    Recipients of the CSSA: $10
    Schools*, Clients of Social Welfare Organisation* : Enjoy fully funded tickets


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    ● CineClub Classic & Patron

    ● Students / Staff of Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

    ● Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club plus”

    ● Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet

    ● Member of HK Philharmonic Orchestra Club Bravo, Young Audience Scheme (YAS)

    ● Member of HKRep Pals

    ● Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company Prestige/Classic Members

    ● Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

    ● Member of CCDC Dance Inspirations Card

    ● Member of The Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians & Scenographers


  • Partners


    XR Technical Support

    Piano Sponsor

    Hair Styling Sponsor

  • Terms & Conditions


    Running time approximately 70 minutes

    Best for ages 6 and above

    No latecomers will be admitted, until a suitable break in the performance

    Zuni Icosahedron reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and/ or vary advertised programmes and seating arrangements.