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After a Met Opera Milestone, ‘Boris’ Brings Another

You may have heard about the widely publicized landmark with which the Metropolitan Opera opened its season on Monday: Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” its first work by a Black composer. Flying under the radar is the less momentous but still significant milestone that followed on Tuesday, when the company finally performed the original 1869 version of Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov.”

- from New York Times

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A Historic Night as the Metropolitan Opera Tries to Ensure Its Future

With Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” the Met came back from its long pandemic shutdown more determined to draw new and more diverse audiences to opera.

After eight minutes of applause, the curtain had dropped for a final time, and many members of the cast of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” the first opera by a Black composer in the 138-history of the Metropolitan Opera, began to cry.

“This is crazy,” said Terence Blanchard, the composer, as he embraced singers, dancers and musicians backstage during opening night on Monday. “This is amazing.”

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Brenda Scofield
FAMA Vice-Chairman
At Met premiere, ‘Eurydice’ offers a beguiling visit to the underworld

A formidable challenge faced composer Matthew Aucoin and playwright/librettist Sarah Ruhl in adapting “Eurydice,” Ruhl’s retelling of the Orpheus myth, for the opera stage.

How to upgrade Ruhl’s intimate vision of the underworld to the grand scale of opera without sacrificing its delicate structure, its uncanny intimacy or its surreal sense of humor?

If Tuesday night’s premiere at the Metropolitan Opera was any indication, the answer is: effortlessly.

- from The Washington Post

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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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