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Sonya Yoncheva in Germany
with Vincenzo Scalera, piano
with Julien Quentin, Piano
Live Performance:
February 28 at 2:00 am (HKT)

One of opera’s most compelling and thrilling stars showcases her riveting artistry in a special program transmitted live from the breathtaking Baroque library of the Schussenried Cloister in southwest Germany. In this performance, audiences can expect some of the repertory’s most beloved soprano arias and the same star power Yoncheva has delivered in recent triumphs on the stage of the Met in ToscaOtelloIolanta, and Luisa Miller.


About MET Stars Live in Concert Series
In the new initiative of "The MET Stars Live in Concert" series, opera’s greatest stars perform in a groundbreaking new series of pay-per-view concerts in striking locations around the globe, each live via satellite and shot with multiple cameras. 

While the Metropolitan Opera House remains dark because of the ongoing health crisis, Met Stars Live in Concert will allow audiences to experience extraordinary solo and duo performances by top singers streamed live online.

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Brenda Scofield
FAMA Vice-Chairman
What to Expect from our 2021 Encore Series

Met Stars Live in Concert - Renee Fleming / Jonas Kaufmann
The best two for one musical deal!

Two of operas greatest artists star in back-to-back recitals from the Metropolitan Opera’s Met Stars Live in Concert series. Beloved American diva Renée Fleming performs an intimate concert from the historic Dumbarton Oaks estate in Washington, D.C., recorded live in August 2020 and superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann gives a thrilling recital of popular arias from the Polling Abbey in Bavaria, recorded live in July 2020.

The programme will be two hours without intermission.


Lucia di Lammermoor
“Natalie Dessay was the production’s first Lucia when the production was new in 2007 and she returns to reclaim it.” – Classical Review. If you want to see superb acting and superb singing this is the definitive Lucia. Sadly now retired from the operatic stage,  Natalie Dessay reminds us here of why she was a true star.


The Merry Widow
In an art nouveau setting, Lehar’s enchanting operetta brings colour, zest and the cancan to our screens. Renee Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale with a fortune. Broadway favourite Kelly O’Hara sparkles as Valencienne (remember her in Cosi?). The sets are a joy to behold, especially the amazing transition to the legendary Maxim’s where everything is on offer and nothing seems forbidden.


Roberto Devereux
This is a triumph for Sondra Radvanosky, the last of the three Tudor Queens she played in one season. Queen Elizabeth is forced to sign the death warrant of the man she loves, Roberto Devereux, sung by Matthew Polenzani.The production is by the brilliant Sir David McVicar. “Searing, a triumph,” cry the critics. And so it is. “The applause and bravos for the soprano Sondra Radvanovsky were so frenzied at the end of Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” at the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday night that she looked overwhelmed, almost a little frightened. The audience members knew, it seemed, that they had just witnessed an emotionally vulnerable and vocally daring performance, a milestone in the career of an essential artist.” - NYTimes


La Cenerentola
The darling Joyce DiDonato and rock star handsome Juan Diego Florez are alone the reason to watch this fairytale but Rossini’s beautiful music will enchant you. The production is whimsical, the action physically comic and the performances truly stellar. No fairy Godmother but a philosophic godfather instead reminds us that this is not a traditional Cinderella.


Werther
Here’s the story of a poet whose death launched clusters of copycats in the 18th Century. Unrequited love and a longing for what can never be leads Jonas Kaufmann as Werther to his poignant end. Richard Eyre’s sets are wonderful and the final hovering claustrophobic study becomes the place for Werther’s surprisingly graphic suicide. Sophie Koch is a matchless Charlotte, the object of Werther’s obsession. One reviewer pointed out that in a more modern era this would be termed a stalker’s opera.


Faust
Would you sell your soul to the devil for an extra 24 years of life?Perhaps if the extra years could be spent listening to Jonas Kaufmann! Des McAnuff’s thrilling 2011 production places the mythical and timeless story in an early 20th-century setting. René Pape as Méphistophélès is menacing and elegant in equal measure, and Marina Poplavskaya delivers a searingly intense portrayal of the innocent Marguerite. Russell Braun as her brother, Valentin, shines in his Act II aria. On the podium, Yannick Nézet-Séguin brings out all the lyricism and drama of Gounod’s score.


Der Rosenkavalier
A production of gilt and red damask, hauntingly beautiful music and a fitting farewell to Renee Fleming’s portrayal of this role. Renee Fleming is the Marschallin and Elina Garanca the young Octavian with whom she is having an affair. “Wearing a fur coat, her hair all golden locks, Ms. Fleming’s Marschallin looks glamorous, yet clearly wounded. She sings the arching melodic line that begins Strauss’s transcendent trio with seamless phrasing and ethereal sound, her more mature voice blending poignantly with the youthful colorings of Ms. Morley and Ms. Garanca.” - NYTimes


Manon
Here’s the story of a woman who simply wants everything, love and money - the original Material Girl, Manon has been sent away to join a convent, her family having seen the beginnings of her wayward nature. She escapes this fate and allows her sensual nature full rein, only to die impoverished and disgraced.


Akhnaten
Here’s a masterpiece, hypnotic and ritualistic. It will be like nothing you have ever seen before. The star counter-tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the legendary Pharaoh who transformed Ancient Egypt. Phelim McDermott’s goal is to create a theatrical experience that is beyond words, plot and conventional storytelling. Operawire calls it: “The Best Met Production of the Year.


The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. It’s a tapestry of sound and movement with George Gershwin’s lush score underpinning the lyrics of his brother, Ira Gershwin and the libretto of DuBose Heyward. The ensemble work has an energy rarely seen in the musical theatre. Quite amazing!


Agrippina
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. Prepared to be shocked! What a great family this is! Mum, married to her uncle (yes) whom she will eventually poison with mushrooms, working hard to promote her own crazy son to the throne after which he will have her clubbed to death. Fortunately Handel ends his opera at a point where the ascension is guaranteed. 

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We know you’ll be missing the regular Met Live in HD showings in HK but be of good cheer; you can access encore performances every night! The MET has initiated the “Nightly Met Opera Streams” series, which will bring daily streams of Met Live in HD encores right into your living rooms.

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Looking Forward to an Operatic Reunion in 2021

Well 2020 was a year like no other wasn’t it? Our wonderful Met in New York is still in limbo but here at FAMA we can definitely tell you that our encores for 2021 will have been chosen partly by you through your comments on the great streaming productions  from the Met. Others are chosen because they are stellar performances by opera superstars. Many of these screenings had to be cancelled so here’s your opportunity to catch up.

We’ll be adding the MET Stars Live in Concert: Renee Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann as a special feature.

Our beloved Bethanie Cowsheds are still closed until further notice but we at FAMA are planning celebrations when we are eventually allowed to gather again for our picnics and camaraderie! It will happen and we’ll meet again there. We have to thank everyone for their loyalty to FAMA and the Met. Music really is a magic bond between people through difficult times. You’ll still be able to see the encore viewings in the commercial cinemas.

NOTICE: Temporary Closure of the Cowsheds at Bethanie

For the time being we are unable to present Met Live in HD at Bethanie due to its closure until such time as the virus situation improves.

ALL SCREENINGS HELD AT BETHANIE THEATRE ARE NOW CANCELLED.

Ticket holders are eligible for refund. You must sent your written requests to program@fama.org.hk by 30 November 2020. You must provide the following details in your email:

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You must also mail your hardcopy tickets to our office address in order to complete the refund process: Rm 1201, 12/F, Harcourt House, 39 Gloucester Road, Wanchai. A confirmation email will be sent out once the tickets are received.

If you have questions please feel free to contact Nancy Liu and Apple Yuen at 2579 5533. 

The season has so many exciting experiences awaiting you. Once the situation is improved we look forward to meeting you all again at the Cowsheds. We’ll keep you informed of course.


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MET Stars: Live in Concert – Renee Fleming / Jonas Kaufmann

美國大都會歌劇院獨唱會系列:弗萊明 / 考夫曼

6 March 2021 (SAT) 5:10pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2021年 3月6日 (星期六) 下午5時10分,MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

21 March 2021 (SUN) 5:10pm, Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Building, Central) 
2021年 3月21日 (星期日) 下午5時10分,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

4 April 2021 (SUN) 5:10pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 4月4日 (星期日) 下午5時10分,Premiere Elements

23 May 2021 (SUN) 3:00pm, Festival Grand Cinema 
2021年 5月23日 (星期日) 下午3時正,Festival Grand Cinema

Two of operas greatest artists star in back-to-back recitals from the Metropolitan Opera’s Met Stars Live in Concert series. Beloved American diva Renée Fleming performs an intimate concert from the historic Dumbarton Oaks estate in Washington, D.C., recorded live in August 2020, and superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann gives a thrilling recital of popular arias from the Polling Abbey in Bavaria, recorded live in July 2020.

由美國大都會歌劇院錄製,全新獨唱會系列獻上兩位歌劇巨星於家鄉舉辦的個人獨唱會。節目前半為美國著名女高音弗萊明於充滿歷史意義的華盛頓敦巴頓橡樹園博物館舉行的細膩動人獨唱會 (2020年8月錄製);節目後半為魅力男高音約納斯.考夫曼於氣氛莊嚴的巴伐利亞波林格修道院表演多首經典名曲 (2020年7月錄製)。

An Obsession with A Ghost

Francois Girard on Der Fliegende Hollander

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Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor

董尼采第 《拉美莫爾的露琪亞》

7 March 2021 (SUN) 3:40pm, Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Building, Central) 
2021年 3月7日 (星期日) 下午3時40分,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

10 April 2021 (SAT) 3:35pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 4月10日 (星期六) 下午3時35分,Premiere Elements

18 April 2021 (SUN) 3:35pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2021年 4月18日 (星期日) 下午3時35分,MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

29 May 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, Grand Windsor Cinema
2021年 5月29日 (星期六) 下午3時正,皇室戲院

The tragic tale of "the bride of Lammermoor" has always been a favorite of opera-goers and sopranos alike. Yet with the riveting singing actress Natalie Dessay in the title role, Lucia's plight and descent into madness take on another dimension. Joseph Calleja is an ardent Edgardo, the man she loves but is not allowed to marry. Instead, her brother Enrico (Ludovic Tézier) forces her into a union with the rich Arturo (Matthew Plenk) to save the family fortunes. It proves too much to bear for Lucia—but certainly not for Met audiences, who hailed Dessay's stunning performance of this iconic bel canto role.

《拉美莫爾的露琪亞》的悲劇一向深受歌劇愛好者青睞。女高音娜塔莉.德賽 (Natalie Dessay) 飾演美聲歌劇的代表角露琪亞,其技驚四座的演出將露琪亞遭受打擊而崩潰發狂的一幕發揮得淋漓盡致,動人心弦。約瑟夫.卡列雅 (Joseph Calleja) 飾演埃德加,注定不得與露琪亞一起的情人。路德維克.泰兹 (Ludovic Tézier) 演唱露琪亞的兄長恩里科,迫使她與由馬修.普倫克 (Matthew Plenk) 演出的阿圖羅政治聯婚以挽救家族。

A foreshadowing of Puccini's end of life

Backstage Interview with Yannick Nezet Seguin on Turandot

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Lehar’s The Merry Widow

雷哈爾《風流寡婦》

28 February 2021 (SUN) 4:00pm, Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Building, Central) 
2021年 2月28日 (星期日) 下午4時正,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

20 March 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, Festival Grand Cinema 
2021年 3月20日 (星期六) 下午3時正,Festival Grand Cinema

27 March 2021 (SAT) 3:50 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 3月27日 (星期六) 下午3時50分, Premiere Elements

28 March 2021 (SUN) 3:50pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2021年 3月28日 (星期日) 下午3時50分,MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

Renee Fleming lights up the Met stage as Hanna Glawari, the fabulously wealthy widow of the title in Lehar’s beloved operetta, set in Paris and seen in a glittering production directed and choreographed by Broadway’s Susan Stroman. Nathan Gunn is Danilo, Hanna’s former flame, who is supposed to woo and marry her in order to keep her fortune in their home country of Pontevedro. Kelli O’Hara sings Valencienne, the flirtatious young wife of the Pontevedrian ambassador in Paris, Baron Zeta, played by Thomas Allen, and Alek Shrader is her suitor, Camille. Andrew Davis conducts the waltz-rich score, and the new English translation is by Jeremy Sams.

著名演員芮妮.弗萊明 (Renee Fleming) 於雷哈爾名劇中飾演巴黎的富翁遺孀漢娜,此燦爛奪目的製作由百老匯資深藝術導演和舞劇編導蘇珊.史卓曼 (Susan Stroman) 執導。男森.戈爾 (Nathan Gunn) 飾演漢娜的舊情人丹尼洛,藉著與她結婚以便將她的財產留在旁特維德拉。凱利.歐訶羅 (Kelli O’Hara) 飾演瓦朗西納,旁特維德拉駐巴黎大使澤塔男爵年輕俊俏的妻子。澤塔男爵由湯馬士.艾倫 (Thomas Allen) 演出,瓦朗西納的追求者卡米爾則由阿列克.施雷德 (Alek Shrader) 演唱。安德魯.塞維斯爵士 (Andrew Davis) 登台指揮,傑瑞米.薩姆斯 (Jeremy Sams) 負責英文翻譯。

Drawing Blood

William Kentridge on his creative process of Wozzeck

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Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux

董尼采第《羅伯.德弗羅》

27 September 2020 (SUN) 3:40 pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2020年 9月27日 (星期日) 下午3時40分, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

14 March 2021 (SUN) 4:00pm, Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Building, Central)
2021年 3月14日 (星期日) 下午4時正,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

24 April 2021 (SAT) 3:50 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 4月24日 (星期六) 下午3時50分, Premiere Elements

25 April 2021 (SUN) 3:00pm, MCL Cyberport
2021年 4月25日 (星期日) 下午3時正,MCL數碼港戲院

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky completes her season-long exploration of Donizetti’s three Tudor queen operas, starring as Elizabeth I in this final installment. David McVicar’s atmospheric Met premiere production frames the dramatic and heart-rending love story of the queen and the Earl of Essex as a play within a play unfolding before the members of the royal court. Radvanovsky’s portrayal of the aging monarch is a tour de force, laying bare the conflict between her public duties as ruler of England and her private feelings as a woman. Matthew Polenzani is the Earl of Essex, Roberto Devereux, the object of her affections who is torn between two women. Elina Garanca as Sarah and Mariusz Kwiecien as her husband, the Duke of Nottingham, complete the quartet of principals. Maurizio Benini conducts.

女高音桑德拉.雷華諾夫斯基 (Sondra Radvanovsky) 完成了一季內飾演董尼采第全部三位都鐸女王的壯舉,在此劇她飾演伊麗莎白一世。大衛.麥費加爵士負責製作,將女王與埃塞克斯伯爵的戲劇性的戀情以劇中劇形式搬到台上。伊麗莎白一世作為女王的職責與個人私情的內心掙扎,在雷華諾夫斯基的演繹下暴露觀眾面前。馬修.布蘭札尼 (Matthew Polenzani) 飾演盤旋於兩段愛情的羅伯.德弗羅。艾娜.嘉蘭查 (Elina Garanca) 與馬里奧斯.桂斯安 (Mariusz Kwiecien)分別演唱莎拉和她的丈夫諾丁漢公爵。毛里齊奧.貝尼尼 (Maurizio Benini)指揮。


Rossini’s La Cenerentola

羅西尼《灰姑娘》

11 April 2021 (SUN) 3:30pm, Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Building, Central)
2021年 4月11日 (星期日) 下午3時30分,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

15 May 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, Festival Grand Cinema 
2021年 5月15日 (星期六) 下午3時正,Festival Grand Cinema

22 May 2021 (SAT) 3:35 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 5月22日 (星期六) 下午3時35分, Premiere Elements

12 June 2021 (SAT) 3:35pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2021年 6月12日 (星期六) 下午3時35分,MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

11 September 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, Grand Windsor Cinema
2021年 9月11日 (星期六) 下午3時正,皇室戲院

Rossini’s charming take on the Cinderella story features a brilliant cast, led by bel canto stars Joyce DiDonato in the title role and Juan Diego Florez as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli delivers a comic tour de force as Don Magnifico, Cinderella’s stepfather. Pietro Spagnoli is Dandini, the Prince’s valet, who, disguised as his master, puts the prospective brides to the text, and Luca Pisaroni is the philosopher Alidoro, who takes the place of the fairy godmother. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads Cesare Lievi’s whimsical production.

羅西尼迷人經典之作《灰姑娘》,由女中音歌唱家喬伊斯.迪多納托 (Joyce DiDonato)飾演灰姑娘,胡安.迪亞茲.佛瑞茲 (Juan Diego Florez) 則將出演她迷人的王子。亞曆山德羅.柯爾貝利 (Alessandro Corbelli) 飾演滑稽的灰姑娘繼父唐.曼尼菲科;皮埃特羅.斯帕尼 (Pietro Spagnol) 奧利飾演王子隨從丹迪尼;路卡.皮沙隆尼 (Luca Pisaroni)演唱王子導師阿利多羅,取代灰姑娘故事裡的教母一角。法比奧.大都會歌劇院總指揮路易士 (Fabio Luisi)指揮。此詼諧趣致的舞台由凱撒.利維 (Cesare Lievi) 製作。

An Obsession with A Ghost

Francois Girard on Der Fliegende Hollander

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Massenet’s Werther

馬斯奈《維特》

2 May 2021 (SUN) 4:00pm, Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Building, Central) 
2021年 5月2日 (星期日) 下午4時正,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

19 June 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, Festival Grand Cinema 
2021年 6月19日 (星期六) 下午3時正,Festival Grand Cinema

20 June 2021 (SUN) 3:35 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 6月20日 (星期日) 下午3時35分, Premiere Elements

21 August 2021 (SAT) 3:35pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2021年 8月21日 (星期六) 下午3時35分,MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann brings aching intensity and vocal charisma to the tortured title hero of Massenet’s Goethe adaptation. Sophie Koch, in her Met debut, is an appealing and elegant Charlotte, the object of Werther’s passionate affection that will lead to tragedy. Lisette Oropesa as Sophie, David Bizic as Albert, and Jonathan Summers as Le Bailli co-star. Richard Eyre’s atmospheric production is conducted by rising maestro Alain Altinoglu.

歌劇界巨星約納斯.考夫曼 (Jonas Kaufmann) 飾演馬斯奈巔峰之作,改編自歌德革命性的愛情悲劇《維特》的男主角。其激情演唱將維特的內心折磨表現得淋漓盡致。首次於大都會歌劇院演唱的蘇菲.科赫 (Sophie Koch) 飾演夏洛特,維特愛得情深的女人,其熱情執著最終造成悲劇。利森特.奧羅佩莎 (Lisette Oropesa) 飾演蘇菲,大衛.比捷克 (David Bizic) 飾演阿爾伯特,喬納森.薩默斯 (Jonathan Summers) 飾演法官。理查.埃爾 (Richard Eyre)執導此製作,嶄露頭角的年輕大師阿蘭.奧迪諾魯 (Alain Altinoglu)擔當指揮。

An Obsession with A Ghost

Francois Girard on Der Fliegende Hollander

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Gounod’s Faust

古諾《浮士德》

6 June 2021 (SUN) 3:15pm, Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Building, Central) 
2021年 6月6日 (星期日) 下午3時15分,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

17 July 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, MCL Cyberport
2021年 7月17日 (星期六) 下午3時正,MCL數碼港戲院

24 July 2021 (SAT) 3:15 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 7月24日 (星期六) 下午3時15分, Premiere Elements

6 June 2020 (SAT) 5:30 pm, Bethanie Theatre
2020年 6月6日 (星期六) 下午5時30分, 伯大尼

4 July 2020 (SAT) 5:30 pm, Bethanie Theatre
2020年 7月4日 (星期六) 下午5時30分, 伯大尼

27 September 2020 (SUN) 3:20 pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2020年 9月27日 (星期日) 下午3時20分, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann is riveting as the title character of Gounod’s popular opera, seen in this Live in HD presentation of Des McAnuff’s thrilling 2011 production that places the mythical and timeless story in an early 20th-century setting. Rene Pape as Mephistopheles is menacing and elegant in equal measure, and Marina Poplavskaya delivers a searingly intense portrayal of the innocent Marguerite. Russell Braun as her brother, Valentin, shines in his Act II aria. On the podium, Yannick Nezet-Seguin brings out all the lyricism and drama of Gounod’s score.

約納斯.考夫曼( Jonas Kaufmann) 領銜主演古諾的經典歌劇《浮士德》,狄斯.麥雅力夫(Des McAnuff) 執導,將故事背景轉移到二十世紀上半葉。勒內.帕普(Rene Pape) 扮演既險惡亦優雅的梅菲斯托菲勒斯,瑪麗娜.波普拉夫斯卡婭 (Marina Poplavskaya) 飾演純真的瑪格麗特。羅素.布朗飾演她的兄長華倫丁。雅尼克.涅傑瑟貢 (Yannick Nezet-Seguin) 擔任指揮。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier

史特勞斯《玫瑰騎士》

4 July 2021 (SUN) 3:30pm, Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Building, Central) 
2021年 7月4日 (星期日) 下午3時30分,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

14 August 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, Festival Grand Cinema 
2021年 8月14日 (星期六) 下午3時正,Festival Grand Cinema

28 August 2021 (SAT) 2:20 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 8月28日 (星期六) 下午2時20分, Premiere Elements

6 June 2020 (SAT) 5:30 pm, Bethanie Theatre
2020年 6月6日 (星期六) 下午5時30分, 伯大尼

4 July 2020 (SAT) 5:30 pm, Bethanie Theatre
2020年 7月4日 (星期六) 下午5時30分, 伯大尼

27 September 2020 (SUN) 3:20 pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2020年 9月27日 (星期日) 下午3時20分, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

Ever since her first Met performances as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier in 2000, Renee Fleming has been celebrated as one of the most compelling interpreters of the role. In this Live in HD transmission, broadcast nearly two decades later, the silver-voiced American soprano sings her final performance as the elegant princess coming to grips with the persistent passage of time. Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca delivers a commanding portrayal as Octavian, the title “Knight of the Rose” and the Marschallin’s impetuous young lover, in Robert Carsen’s madcap new production—which sets the action in 1911, the year of the work’s premiere. As the plucky young heiress Sophie, Erin Morley sings with a radiantly beautiful soprano, while bass Gunther Groissbock offers a larger-than-life portrayal of Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau, the outlandish nobleman lusting after every woman in sight. And tenor Matthew Polenzani excites with his cameo appearance as the Italian Singer in Act I. Maestro Sebastian Weigle leads a buoyant account of Strauss’s beloved score, which incorporates Viennese waltzes, raucous comedy, and the composer’s characteristically vivid palette of orchestral color.

自2000年於大都會歌劇院演出玫瑰騎士大獲好評,芮妮.弗萊明 (Renee Fleming) 被譽為元帥夫人一角最佳演繹者。在這場演出中,弗萊明將最後一次演唱元帥夫人一角。女中音艾麗娜.嘉蘭莎 (Elina Garanca) 飾演奧克塔文,元帥夫人的年輕情人,亦是劇中的玫瑰騎士。導演羅伯.卡森製作,將故事背景轉移到歌劇上演的1911年。艾琳.莫爾利 (Erin Morley) 演唱富商年輕女兒蘇菲,居恩特.格萊斯博克 (Gunther Groissbock) 飾演無禮好色的歐克斯男爵。馬修.布蘭札尼 (Matthew Polenzani) 客串意大利歌手一角。巴斯蒂安.魏格利 (Sebastian Weigle) 指揮精采完美,充滿維也納華爾茲色彩的樂曲。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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Massenet’s Manon

馬斯奈 《瑪儂》

1 August 2021 (SUN) 3:05pm, Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Building, Central) 
2021年 8月1日 (星期日) 下午3時5分,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

18 September 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, Festival Grand Cinema 
2021年 9月18日 (星期六) 下午3時正,Festival Grand Cinema

26 September 2021 (SUN) 3:10 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 9月26日 (星期日) 下午3時10分, Premiere Elements

16 October 2021 (SAT) 3:10pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2021年 10月16日 (星期六) 下午3時10分,MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

Ever since graduating from the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Lisette Oropesa has had a meteoric career around the world, excelling in some of the pinnacles of the soprano repertoire. During the 2019–20 season, she returned to the Met stage to star in her largest role with the company to date, the irresistible heroine of Massenet’s Manon. As the young ingenue, Oropesa delivers a stunning performance, marked by brilliant coloratura, melting lyricism, and enchanting stage presence. Recorded as part of the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions, this performance also features tenor Michael Fabiano as the impetuous Chevalier des Grieux and baritone Artur Rucinski as Lescaut. Maurizio Benini is on the podium to lead one of the most passionate scores in the French operatic repertoire.

自畢業於美國大都會歌劇院林德曼新秀培養計劃,女高音利森特·奧羅佩莎 (Lisette Oropesa) 於一躍成為歌劇界新星。於2019-2020年季度,她回歸大都會歌劇院舞台,唱演馬斯奈《瑪儂》中風靡眾人的女主角。其甜美唱功與迷人演技獲得極高評價。男高音邁克爾.法比亞諾 (Michael Fabiano) 飾演癡情的德格魯騎士,阿圖爾‧魯欽斯基(Artur Rucinski)飾演拉斯考特。本劇由毛里齊奧·貝尼尼(Maurizio Benini) 登台指揮,演奏馬斯奈醉人動聽的樂曲。

"The role is a roller-coaster, honestly"

Lisette Oropesa on singing Manon

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Philip Glass’s Akhnaten

菲利普·葛拉斯 《阿肯那頓》

17 January 2021 (SUN) 2:30 pm, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre
2021年 1月17日 (星期日) 下午2時30分, 戲曲中心演講廳

Philip Glass's Akhnaten at Xiqu Centre at 17 January 2021 has unfortunately had to be cancelled.

For refund requests, please contact West Kowloon Cultural District.

5 September 2021 (SUN) 3:25pm, Emperor Cinemas  (Entertainment Building, Central)
2021年 9月5日 (星期日) 下午3時25分,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

23 October 2021 (SAT) 3:20 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 10月23日 (星期六) 下午3時20分, Premiere Elements

6 November 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, MCL Cyberport
2021年 11月6日 (星期六) 下午3時正,MCL數碼港戲院

4 December 2021 (SAT) 3:20pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2021年 12月4日 (星期六) 下午3時20分,MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

One of the biggest hits of the 2019–20 season, Philip Glass's Akhnaten is the third installment in the composer's Portrait Trilogy focused on revolutionary figures from world history. Starring as the ancient Egyptian pharaoh who attempted to radically alter his society, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines this performance from the Live in HD series. In her Met-debut season, Karen Kamensek conducts the hypnotic score, leading a cast that also features soprano Disella Larusdottir as Queen Tye, mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges as Nefertiti, and bass Zachary James as Amenhotep I. Phelim McDermott's endlessly inventive production fills the Met stage with breathtaking visuals, including virtuosic pattern-juggling routines by Gandini Juggling.

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.

2019-2020年季度最受歡迎劇目之一,《阿肯那頓》是作曲家菲利普‧葛拉斯以真實歷史傳奇人物為材的人物傳記三部曲其中一章,講述這位古埃及法老王企圖徹底改革社會的一生。由假聲男高音巨星安東尼·羅斯·科斯坦佐 (Anthony Roth Costanzo) 領銜主演,同場有迪素拉.拉雷斯達提雅 (Disella Larusdottir) 飾演泰伊太后、喬奈·布里奇斯 (J’Nai Bridges) 飾演娜芙蒂蒂皇后、扎卡里·詹姆 (Zachary James) 飾演阿蒙霍特普三世。凱倫·凱文賽克 (Karen Kamensek) 首度在大都會歌劇院登台指揮。菲利·麥達莫 (Phelim McDermott) 大顯藝術異采,運用特技演員創造令人目不轉睛的畫面,與本劇心馳神遊的儀式音樂相得益彰。

《阿肯那頓》將提供有限英文字幕。製作團隊希望以靈幻的音樂及舞台,帶給觀眾擬幻似真,越過文字界限的演出。

There is juggling, and more juggling...

Anthony Roth Costanzo and Sean Gandini on Akhnaten's choreography

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The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

蓋西文 《波吉與貝絲》

10 October 2021 (SUN) 3:30pm, Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Building, Central) 
2021年 10月10日 (星期日) 下午3時30分,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

20 November 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, Festival Grand Cinema 
2021年 11月20日 (星期六) 下午3時正,Festival Grand Cinema

28 November 2021 (SUN) 3:35 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 11月28日 (星期日) 下午3時35分, Premiere Elements

1 November 2020 (SUN) 2:30 pm, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre
2020年 11月1日 (星期日) 下午2時30分, 戲曲中心演講廳

During the 2019–20 season, one of America’s greatest operas returned to the Met stage for the first time in 30 years, with the premiere of James Robinson’s vibrant new production of Porgy and Bess. In this Live in HD transmission, bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue star in the title roles, headlining a phenomenal ensemble cast. The performance also features soprano Golda Schultz and bass-baritone Donovan Singletary as Clara and Jake, soprano Latonia Moore as Serena, and tenor Frederick Ballentine and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Sportin’ Life and Crown. And as the community matriarch Maria, veteran mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves delivers a scene-stealing performance. David Robertson conducts this beloved score, which includes a number of melodies that have become classic American standards.

於2019-2020年季度,美國超級熱門歌劇暌違將近30年後再次重返大都會歌劇院。詹姆斯·羅賓森 (James Robinson) 發揮獨特製作風格,帶領觀眾前往查爾斯頓濱水的鯰魚街。由大衛·羅伯森 (David Robertson) 負責統理指揮精采的演員陣容,埃里克·歐文斯 (Eric Owens) 與安潔兒·布魯 (Angel Blue) 同台飆戲,帶來扣人心弦的演出。本次豪華陣容還包括戈爾達·舒爾茲 (Golda Schultz) 、拉東婭·摩爾 (Latonia Moore) 、丹妮絲·葛瑞芙絲(Denyce Graves)、費德里克·巴倫提尼 (Frederick Ballentine) 、阿爾弗雷·沃克 (Alfred Walker) 以及萊恩.斯畢多.葛林 (Ryan Speedo Green) 。

American Experience

Introduction to Porgy and Bess

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Handel’s Agrippina

韓德爾 《阿格里皮娜》

3 January 2021 (SUN) 3:10 pm, K11 Art House
2021年 1月3日 (星期日) 下午3時10分, K11 Art House

Handel's Agrippina at K11 Art House on 3 January 2021 has unfortunately had to be cancelled.

For refund requests, please contact K11 Art House.

7 November 2021 (SUN) 3:15pm, Emperor Cinemas  (Entertainment Building, Central)
2021年 11月7日 (星期日) 下午3時15分,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

11 December 2021 (SAT) 3:15 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 12月11日 (星期六) 下午3時15分, Premiere Elements

12 December 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, MCL Cyberport
2021年 12月12日 (星期六) 下午3時正,MCL數碼港戲院

Handel’s breakout opera masterpiece, Agrippina offers a wryly satirical look at the political maneuverings and personal entanglements of the Roman emperor Claudius, his cadre of advisers and hangers-on, and his cunning wife, Agrippina. During the 2019–20 season, the Baroque black comedy had its long-awaited Met premiere in new production by Sir David McVicar that updated the action to the present age. In this Live in HD transmission, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato delivers a knockout performance of the title role, a woman who will stop at nothing to get her depraved son, Nero (sung by mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey), on the throne. Harry Bicket conducts an exquisite ensemble cast, which also features soprano Brenda Rae in her debut season as Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as Ottone, countertenor Nicholas Tamagna as Narciso, baritone Duncan Rock as Pallante, and bass Matthew Rose as Claudio.

韓德爾的成名作《阿格里皮娜》充滿黑色幽默,挪揄諷刺古羅馬克勞狄烏斯皇帝與其奸狡貪權的妻子阿格里皮娜的種種濫權惡行。於2019-2020年季度,這套巴洛克黑色喜劇首度登上大都會歌劇院,大衛·麥克維卡 (Sir David McVicar) 的製作巧思讓這部歌劇脫胎換骨,呼應「現今社會」的濫權亂象。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,為了讓其子儲君尼祿 (由女中音凱特·林齊 (Kate Lindsey) 飾演) 登上皇位無所不用其極。由哈里·比凱 (Harry Bicket) 擔任指揮。演員陣容星光熠熠, 包括女高音布蘭達·蕾 (Brenda Rae) 飾演波佩亞、假聲男高音伊絲汀·戴維斯 (Iestyn Davies) 飾演奧托內、男低音馬修·羅斯 (Matthew Rose) 飾演克勞狄烏斯皇帝。

A Dance between Power and Politics

Sir David McVicar on Agrippina

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