Pop diva Faye Wong to show in Singapore concert in Oct.

09:57, June 17, 2011      

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Chinese pop diva Faye Wong will present a concert later this year after several years away from the local stage, and it is set to be impressive.

Ticket for the "four seasons" -themed concert, to be held on only one night on Oct. 29, will be priced at as low as 120 Singapore dollars and as much as 580 Singapore dollars. The concert itself will cost 2.7 million U.S. dollars, local broadcaster Channel NewsAsia reported on Thursday.

The concert will feature specially designed sets, excellent visual design and custom-made props -- some of which are too big to be stored backstage at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, said the concert's promoter Running Into The Sun, a subsidiary of FLY Entertainment.

The concert will be one of the most expensive Mandarin pop concerts ever put together in Singapore, said the concert's producer Wendy Ng.

She also said that the props, which will make a significant surprise for the audience, troubled the production team.

"There are a lot of props and staging for the concert, which stretches our setup to about six days. Besides all of that, we've also got the entourage of about 100 people to coordinate and bring them together with our local technical team and the suppliers," she said.

Wong only has one performance in Singapore. "We would love to ( have a second night), but unfortunately, her schedule does not permit her to," said Ng.

The producer said that she understands that the ticket prices are higher if it is compared to other Mandarin pop concerts, but that the scale of the concerts is definitely different.

Even so, the price is the second cheapest one in Wong's concert tour this year, with tickets to her Hong Kong stop being the cheapest.

It is the second time Wong to come to Singapore since her first concert here in 1994.

Wong, 42, is a singer born in Beijing but made her career mostly in Hong Kong as one of the most well-known vocal artists in Asia. She is known for her crisp voice and styles that fans thought were more than "cool." Her concerts have also been hugely successful in commercial terms.

Source: Xinhua
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