Thrilling dramatic soprano Christine Goerke brings her fierce portrayal of the title princess to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium for Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov is the mysterious prince Calàf, alongside soprano Eleonora Buratto as Liù and bass-baritone James Morris as Timur.
Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa plays the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.
Soprano Hui He takes on the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenor Bruce Sledge as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot is Sharpless, alongside Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki, and Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.
女高音和慧（Hui He）飾演此部斷腸悲劇命運多舛的藝妓主角，男高音布魯斯‧史來基（Bruce Sledge）則飾演負心漢美國海軍軍官。保羅•斯佐特（Paulo Szot）飾演夏普萊斯，伊麗莎白•德尚（Elizabeth DeShong）則飾演鈴木。由皮埃爾•喬治•莫蘭迪（Pier Giorgio Morandi）登台指揮安東尼•明格拉（Anthony Minghella）這部遠近馳名的製作。
Philip Glass’s Akhnaten
17 March 2020 (TUE) 7:00 pm, JC Cube, Tai Kwun
2020年 3月17日 （星期二） 下午7時正, 大館賽馬會立方
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30 May 2020 (SAT) 3:20 pm, AMC Pacific Place
2020年 5月30日 （星期六） 下午3時20分, AMC Pacific Place
Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.
Please note that Akhnaten will be performed without subtitles, except for scene titles and select texts. Director Phelim McDermott’s goal is to create a theatrical experience that is beyond words, plot information and conventional storytelling. He wants the audience for Akhnaten to be overtaken by the hypnotic nature of the music, the visual imagery and the pageant-like nature of the piece. The scribe sets the scene in English, and the rest of the text (including ancient Egyptian and Hebrew) which does not have subtitles is highly repetitive, often fragmented and ritualistic rather than descriptive.
21 June 2020 (SUN) 3:15 pm, AMC Pacific Place
2020年 6月21日 （星期日） 下午3時15分, AMC Pacific Place
After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck’s unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.
南非藝術家威廉·肯特里奇（William Kentridge）於2015年製作《露露》（Lulu），結果一鳴驚人，讓所有觀眾依舊難忘。如今他以超凡視覺想像詮釋貝爾格另一齣歌劇鉅作，故事時代背景設定在大難將臨的第一次世界大戰前夕。大都會歌劇院音樂總監雅尼克·涅採-西格英（Yannick Nézet-Séguin）親自登台坐鎮這場重要演出，男中音彼得·馬太（Peter Mattei）首次飾演本劇主角，實為眾望所歸。女高音愛兒薩·范·德·悉荷（Elza van den Heever）則飾演伍采克感情不忠的伴侶。這次演員陣容包括男高音克里斯多福·文特里斯（Christopher Ventris）飾演鼓樂隊隊長、低男中音克里斯蒂安·范·霍恩（Christian Van Horn）飾演醫生、男高音格哈德·西格爾（Gerhard Siegel）飾演隊長。
One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.
Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.
韓德爾筆下的古羅馬陰謀奪權大劇首度登上大都會歌劇院，著名女中音喬伊斯·迪多納托（Joyce DiDonato）飾演控制慾強烈、貪慕權位的阿格里皮娜，並由哈里·比凱（Harry Bicket）擔任指揮。大衛·麥克維卡（Sir David McVicar）的製作巧思讓這部黑色喜劇脫胎換骨，劇情呼應「現今社會」濫權亂象，想必能讓觀眾心有戚戚焉。演員陣容星光熠熠，由女中音凱特·林齊（Kate Lindsey）飾演阿格里皮娜之子與儲君尼祿、女高音布蘭達·蕾（Brenda Rae）飾演美豔誘人的波佩亞、假聲男高音伊絲汀·戴維斯（Iestyn Davies）飾演野心將領奧托內、男低音馬修·羅斯（Matthew Rose）飾演衰老的克勞狄烏斯皇帝。
The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut run, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.
Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva. Tenor Brian Jagde is the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle completes the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.
女高音安娜·涅特列布科（Anna Netrebko）2018年首度飾演托絲卡，《紐約時報》盛讚其表現「華麗無比」，這次她再度領銜主演普契尼筆下的名伶，在觀眾千呼萬喚下重返舞台。男高音布萊恩·賈格德（Brian Jagde）飾演追求理想的畫家瓦拉多希、男中音喬治·加尼德茲（George Gagnidze）飾演陰險的史卡匹亞，三個角色的愛恨糾葛形成致命三角。貝特朗·德·比利（Bertrand de Billy）負責指揮大衛·麥克維卡（Sir David McVicar）所製作的這部驚世製作。
Soprano Diana Damrau, following her triumph as Violetta in last season’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, stars as the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti’s bel canto showcase. Star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is her imperious rival Queen Elizabeth I, and the silken-voiced tenor Stephen Costello is the noble Earl of Leicester. Maurizio Benini conducts Sir David McVicar’s handsome production.
女高音黛安娜·達姆嬈（Diana Damrau）上一季在威爾第的《茶花女》飾演薇奧麗塔，佳評如潮。本次她領銜主演蘇格蘭的殉道者瑪麗女王，獻上董尼采第的美聲唱法。知名女中音傑米·巴頓（Jamie Barton）飾演傲慢政敵伊莉莎白女王一世、歌聲動聽的男高音斯蒂芬·科斯特洛（Stephen Costello）飾演萊斯特伯爵，並由毛里齊奧·貝尼尼（Maurizio Benini）負責指揮演奏大衛·麥克維卡（Sir David McVicar）製作的這部精采製作。