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Dinner Interval in the Cowsheds at Bethanie

Don't forget to bring your picnics for the 45 minute dinner interval at MET in the Cowsheds. This is an opportunity to enjoy the company of other music lovers at a leisurely pace. Pack whatever you feel like, including your favourite beverages. It's fun!

Piotr Beczala and Sondra Radvanovsky
with Vincenzo Scalera, piano
Live Performance:
January 23 at 2:00 am (HKT)

High notes and high drama will be in abundance when this world-famous soprano-tenor pairing comes together for a live performance broadcast live from a picturesque location in Europe.


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.

Click here to learn moreBuy Tickets on The MET's official website
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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The New York Times
The MET Stars Live in Concert Series

The MET is thrilled to announce "Met Stars Live in Concert", a groundbreaking new series of 12 pay-per-view concerts featuring opera’s most extraordinary voices, streamed live from striking locations across Europe and the United States. Each performance will marry the intimacy of the Met’s virtual At-Home Gala with the high production value of the company’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions.

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The MET's "Nightly Met Opera Streams" is Here!

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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Support the Met Now and Protect its Future

The coronavirus pandemic has had overwhelming economic implications for the MET and its ability to continue to bring you incomparable performances. As a result, the MET is asking you to join its urgent fundraising campaign by making a contribution today. Members of the MET’s Board have generously pledged significant contributions to establish this campaign and the MET hopes you will join them. Your gift will make a critical difference as the MET navigates the challenging months ahead.

With your support, the MET looks forward to coming back stronger than ever. 

Thank you.

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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:

1) Show name, date and your seat number
2) Full name of ticket holder
3) Bank name and account number 
4) Contact number

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.

2019 - 20 Season at Bethanie

WAYS TO BOOK

Book through Hong Kong Ticketing (HKT)

  • Credit Card Payments Accepted
  • Visit HKT website or call 31 288 288. HKT will assign best seats available to you

Book through FAMA

  • FAMA accepts cash/cheques at the Bethanie Theater or you may make a Bank Transfer at least one day before the performance
  • You may then choose from FAMA’s allocation of center row seats

Note: All screenings at Bethanie include a 45 minutes interval, except specified otherwise.


Puccini's Turandot

  • 11 October 2020 (SUN) 5:30pm

Est. Time: 4 hrs

The screening of "The MET: Live in HD 2020 season - Turandot" at Bethanie Theatre originally on 14th March, 5:30pm AND 3rd May, 5:30pm and rescheduled to 11TH OCTOBER, 5:30PM has been cancelled.

Ticket holders are eligible for refund. Please send your refund request with your purchase confirmation receipt, bank name, account number, full name of account holder and contact telephone number to program@fama.org.hk by 30 NOVEMBER 2020.


Puccini's Turandot

  • 11 October 2020 (SUN) 5:30pm

Est. Time: 4 hrs

The screening of "The MET: Live in HD 2020 season - Turandot" at Bethanie Theatre originally on 14th March, 5:30pm AND 3rd May, 5:30pm and rescheduled to 11TH OCTOBER, 5:30PM has been cancelled.

Ticket holders are eligible for refund. Please send your refund request with your purchase confirmation receipt, bank name, account number, full name of account holder and contact telephone number to program@fama.org.hk by 30 NOVEMBER 2020.


Puccini's Turandot

  • 11 October 2020 (SUN) 5:30pm

Est. Time: 4 hrs

The screening of "The MET: Live in HD 2020 season - Turandot" at Bethanie Theatre originally on 14th March, 5:30pm AND 3rd May, 5:30pm and rescheduled to 11TH OCTOBER, 5:30PM has been cancelled.

Ticket holders are eligible for refund. Please send your refund request with your purchase confirmation receipt, bank name, account number, full name of account holder and contact telephone number to program@fama.org.hk by 30 NOVEMBER 2020.


SEATING PLAN

Available through
Hong Kong Ticketing (HKT)


Available through
FAMA




Getting Here
Public Transport : MTR and Bus

Visitors can arrive HKU Station by MTR, and take one of the buses listed below. 
Get off at the Pokfulam Reservior Road (薄扶林水塘道) bus stop and enter Bethanie campus through the North Gate.

Parking

As parking at Bethanie is limited for the time being, visitors are encouraged to consider arriving by taxi or public transport. Undercover parking is available at the Chi Fu Fa Yuen Car Park (about 10 minutes walk to Bethanie).

Please refer to the above map for location.