The Hong Kong Cultural Centre with its distinctive “ski slope” roof is spectacularly located on the Kowloon peninsula. With its large open plaza, historic clock tower, harbourside walkways and stunning views back across the water to Hong Kong Island, it is one of Hong Kong’s must-see tourist sites.

It is Wednesday January 17 and hundreds of people are milling around enjoying the sights in glorious sunshine. Though many of the visitors will know little or nothing about Götterdämmerung, the fourth...

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