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Lise Davidsen unleashed rare grandeur of tone throughout her range in the title role of Strauss’s opera.
“Did you see ‘Ariadne’ last night?” a friend wrote to me on Wednesday. “If you were in Brooklyn, you still may have heard it.”
I had seen it, and I knew immediately that by “it” he meant “her”: the soprano Lise Davidsen, who as the title character of Strauss’s “Ariadne auf Naxos” filled the mighty Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday in a way few singers can.
- from New York Times
As always, Franco Zeffirelli’s fantasy setting of a Chinese imperial court, with its gilded terraces, liveried attendants, long-sleeved ladies-in-waiting, dancers, mimes, and acrobats—and the common people slithering around on all fours like lower-level primates—was an eye-popping spectacle.
- from New York Classical Review
Brett Dean and Matthew Jocelyn’s adaptation of the classic play is both traditional and innovative, elegant and passionate.
An opera composer would need the epic gifts and epic gall of a Richard Wagner to consider an adaptation of “Hamlet” and think: “Yup, I’ve got this.”
“My initial response,” Brett Dean has ventured more modestly, “was to say no, that I couldn’t possibly tackle something that big.”
But about 10 years ago, Dean put aside his reservations and began to tackle the play, with Matthew Jocelyn by his side as librettist. And, boldly slashing and reconfiguring Shakespeare’s text while setting it to a score assured in both crashes and whispers, they tackled it to the ground.
- from The New York Times
Simon Stone delivers a visually stunning and conceptually arresting production of Donizetti’s enduring 1835 opera, past interpretations of which haven’t always been warmly received
Lammermoor ain’t what it used to be. Or, at least, it wasn’t Saturday night at the Metropolitan Opera.
In Simon Stone’s visually stunning and conceptually arresting production of Donizetti’s enduring 1835 opera “Lucia di Lammermoor,” the verdant hills and wild landscape of 18th-century Scotland have been paved over and replaced with the living ruins of the American Rust Belt: a pawnshop, a cheap motel, a liquor store, an ATM that charges too much. Its natural glories now artificial and garish; its mysteries now a minimart.
- from The Washington Post
The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the world's finest singers, musicians, dancers and the most creative producers. Located in Lincoln Center, the Met is equipped with the finest technical facilities and a 4,000-seat auditorium.Each season the Met stages more than 200 opera performances in New York. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in the opera house.The Met always maintains a high theatrical standard and is renowned for its lavish productions. Find out more about the Met's history and its full range of extraordinary performances atwww.metopera.org.Now the Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia (FAMA) brings you the opportunity to watch the Met productions in Hong Kong! FAMA is a non-profit charitable organization promoting classical vocal music and young singers in Asia.
美國大都會歌劇院位於林肯表演藝術中心，備有完善的設施和4,000個座位的演奏廳，提供一個世界級的舞台和活力的環境予一流的歌手、演奏家、舞蹈家和製作人發展。The Met每季都有超過200場的歌劇表演，吸引超過800,000名觀眾入場欣賞。The Met以其奢華的製作聞名於世，高水準的演出多年來一直備受讚賞。有關本季歌劇製作詳情，請到the Met網站WWW.METOPERA.ORG 瀏覽。亞洲藝術音樂推廣基金會(FAMA) 將美國大都會歌劇院的歌劇以電影形式帶到香港，讓本地的觀眾亦可細心欣賞。FAMA為非牟利慈善機構，旨在於亞洲地區推廣古典聲樂，協助香港及其他亞洲地區的新一代歌唱家發展事業。
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