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A thoroughly modern meltdown in Met’s reimagined ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’

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

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Brenda Scofield
FAMA Vice-Chairman
‘Cinderella’ Adds Stardust to the Met Opera’s Holiday

Trimmed and in English for family friendliness, Massenet’s opera arrives in a boldly stylized staging, starring Isabel Leonard.

What is the difference between real life and dreams, especially for an insecure young person?

That poignant question is at the core of Massenet’s 1899 opera “Cendrillon,” which opened on Friday at the Metropolitan Opera in English translation as “Cinderella” — a holiday offering trimmed to 95 minutes and aimed at families.

- from New York Times

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Brenda Scofield
FAMA Vice-Chairman
All that glitters! Zeffirelli’s Turandot returns to the Met as thoughts turn to Ukraine

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

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Brenda Scofield
FAMA Vice-Chairman
About The Metropolitan Opera

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 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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