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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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Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia

羅西尼《塞維利亞的理髮師》

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 October 2021 (SUN) 3:00pm, K11 Art House
2021年 10月17日 (星期日) 下午3時正,K11 Art House

23 October 2021 (SAT) 3:40 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 10月23日 (星期六) 下午3時40分, Premiere Elements

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

A youthful cast brings Rossini’s immortal comedy to sparkling life, led by Christopher Maltman as Figaro, the resourceful barber and man-about-town of the title. The lovely Isabel Leonard is Rosina, the clever young woman at the center of the story, and Lawrence Brownlee sings Count Almaviva, the man who loves her and—with Figaro’s help—rescues her from the house of her elderly and smitten guardian, Bartolo, played by Maurizio Muraro. Bel canto specialist Michele Mariotti leads the Met’s musical forces in Bartlett Sher’s lively production.

一群年輕歌唱家為羅西尼的經典喜劇注入生命──克里斯多福‧莫爾特曼(Christopher Maltman)飾演百事通理髮師費加羅;動人的伊莎貝爾.萊納德(Isabel Leonard)飾演聰明美麗的羅西亞;而勞倫斯.布朗利(Lawrence Brownlee)飾演羅西亞的戀人阿瑪維瓦伯爵。羅西亞的監護人巴托羅由毛里齊奧.穆拉羅(Maurizio Muraro)演出,米歇爾‧馬里奧蒂(Michele Mariotti)指揮音樂,巴特萊.謝爾(Bartlett Sher)負責此活潑生動的製作。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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Verdi's Simon Boccanegra

威爾第《西蒙.波卡涅拉》

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)

14 November 2021 (SUN) 3:00pm, K11 Art House
2021年 11月14日 (星期日) 下午3時正,K11 Art House

28 November 2021 (SUN) 3:30 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 11月28日 (星期日) 下午3時30分, Premiere Elements

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

When this sumptuous production by Giancarlo del Monaco opened in 1995, legendary tenor Plácido Domingo gave a riveting performance as the fiery revolutionary Gabriele Adorno, a tenor part. In the 2010 revival, he made history by taking on the baritone title role, one of Verdi’s most fascinating characters, and thrilling audiences with his multifaceted and gripping portrayal. Boccanegra is beset on all sides, juggling political adversaries bent on murder with his love for his long-lost daughter Amelia (Adrianne Pieczonka). James Levine’s conducting brings out all the color and surging emotion of Verdi’s magnificent score.

由詹卡洛‧德爾‧莫納科(Giancarlo del Monaco)負責的華麗製作的《西蒙‧波卡涅拉》於1995年首演時,傳奇男高音普拉斯度・杜明高(Plácido Domingo)曾擔任加布里埃萊‧阿多爾諾一角。於2010年的重演,杜明高創下歷史,挑戰由男中音演唱的主角西蒙‧波卡涅拉,並以扣人心弦的演技震撼觀眾。波卡涅拉一角非常耐人尋味,其失散多年的女兒(由雅芝‧琵薔卡(Adrianne Pieczonka)飾演)愛上想見他人頭落地的政敵,讓波卡涅拉陷入兩難局面。詹士.萊文(James Levine)負責指揮威爾第充滿豐富色彩的音樂。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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Verdi's Otello

威爾第《奧賽羅》

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)

5 December 2021 (SUN) 3:00pm, K11 Art House
2021年 12月5日 (星期日) 下午3時正,K11 Art House

26 September 2021 (SUN) 3:30 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 9月26日 (星期日) 下午3時30分, Premiere Elements

4 December 2021 (SAT) 3:30pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2021年 12月4日 (星期六) 下午3時30分,MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

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

Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher’s bold new production probes the psychological underpinnings of Verdi’s dynamic setting of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. At the helm of this performance is riveting conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who brings out all the cascading emotions in Verdi’s turbulent score. Aleksandrs Antonenko is the Moor Otello, the triumphant general of the Venetian army who is ultimately brought down by the sly insinuations of his friend Iago (Željko Lučić). Sonya Yoncheva continues to win fans as Desdemona, Otello’s faithful and long-suffering wife. With Günther Groissböck as Lodovico and Dimitri Pittas as Cassio.

東尼獎得主巴特萊.謝爾(Bartlett Sher)執導這套威爾第改編莎士比亞四大悲劇之一的歌劇,其製作大膽嶄新。雅尼克.涅採-西格英(Yannick Nézet-Séguin)擔當指揮,完美演繹充滿暗潮洶湧的音樂。男高音亞曆山大.安東尼科(Aleksandrs Antonenko)將飾演軍隊統帥的摩爾人奧塞羅,最終被好友亞戈(澤利科.盧西奇(Željko Lučić)飾演)的奸計陷於萬劫不復之地。女高音松婭‧容切娃(Sonya Yoncheva)飾演其忠貞的妻子及受害人黛絲德莫娜。岡瑟‧格萊斯博克(Günther Groissböck)飾演羅多維考,而德米特里‧皮塔斯(Dimitri Pittas)則飾演卡西奧。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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Gounod's Roméo et Juliette

古諾《羅密歐與茱麗葉》

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)

21 August 2021 (SAT) 3:40pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2021年 8月21日 (星期六) 下午3時40分,MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

11 December 2021 (SAT) 3:40pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 12月11日 (星期六) 下午3時40分, Premiere Elements

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

Tony Award–winning director Bartlett Sher’s new staging of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette updates the action to 18th-century Verona and conjures both the magic and heartbreak of this timeless love story. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo and soprano Diana Damrau enchanted audiences as Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, with Damrau displaying glittering coloratura virtuosity and Grigolo delivering passionate longing and a moving rendition of the famous aria “Ah! lève-toi, soleil!” On the podium, maestro Gianandrea Noseda draws a wealth of orchestral color from Gounod’s lush score.

東尼獎得主巴特萊.謝爾(Bartlett Sher)負責全新製作,以十八世紀的維羅納為背景,為改編自莎士比亞名著的經典愛情悲劇增添色彩。男高音維托里奧.格里高洛(Vittorio Grigolo)飾演羅密歐,深情演出名曲《升起吧,太陽》贏來全場掌聲;女高音戴安娜.戴姆勞(Diana Damrau)飾演茱麗葉,完美的展示其精湛的花腔唱法迷倒眾人。華麗的音樂由賈南德雷亞‧諾賽德(Gianandrea Noseda)指揮。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

奧芬巴哈《霍夫曼的故事》

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)

24 July 2021 (SAT) 3:30 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 7月24日 (星期六) 下午3時30分, Premiere Elements

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

Bartlett Sher’s imaginative production explores all the riches of Offenbach’s fantastical tale. Joseph Calleja is the poet Hoffmann who is enthralled by a variety of women—neither of which turns out to be the perfect creature he envisions. Kathleen Kim scales the vocal heights of the mechanical doll Olympia. Anna Netrebko literally sings herself to death as Antonia and also plays the diva Stella. Ekaterina Gubanova is the sultry courtesan Giulietta. Alan Held’s Four Villains foil all of Hoffmann’s plans. James Levine conducts with ardor and dramatic energy, bringing out every colorful detail of this rich score.

由巴特萊.謝爾(Bartlett Sher)執導的驚奇製作,讓觀眾有如置身於奧芬巴哈的奇幻故事裡。約瑟夫‧克萊亞(Joseph Calleja)飾演多次失戀的詩人霍夫曼,被愛情搞得窮愁潦倒。凱斯琳·基姆(Kathleen Kim)展示完美高音,飾演機械人偶奧林匹亞;安娜.尼特立哥(Anna Netrebko)飾演安東尼婭及歌姬斯特拉;葉卡捷琳娜‧古巴諾娃(Ekaterina Gubanova)飾演美豔的交際花朱莉葉塔。四壞人由艾倫‧赫爾德(Alan Held)飾演。詹士.萊文(James Levine)負責指揮。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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Mozart's Don Giovanni

莫札特《唐.喬望尼》

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)

28 August 2021 (SAT) 3:30 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 8月28日 (星期六) 下午3時30分, Premiere Elements

16 October 2021 (SAT) 3:30pm, MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
2021年 10月16日 (星期六) 下午3時30分,MOViE MOViE Pacific Place

19 September 2021 (SUN) 3:00pm, K11 Art House
2021年 9月19日 (星期日) 下午3時正,K11 Art House

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

Simon Keenlyside smolders dangerously in the title role of Mozart’s version of the legend of Don Juan, creating a vivid portrait of a man who is a law unto himself, and all the more dangerous for his eternally seductive allure. Adam Plachetka is his occasionally unruly servant Leporello. It’s when Giovanni tangles with Donna Anna (Hibla Gerzmava) that things start to unravel, aided by the reappearance of Donna Elvira (Malin Byström), who is determined not to let her seducer go. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus.

西蒙‧金利賽德(Simon Keenlyside)擔綱演出莫札特版本的無法無天又玩弄無數女人的情聖唐璜。亞當‧普萊西塔(Adam Plachetka)飾演他的僕人列波萊羅;唐娜‧安娜由黑博拉.格茲瑪娃(Hibla Gerzmava)飾演;而唐娜‧埃爾薇拉則瑪琳‧畢斯壯(Malin Byström)演出。首席指揮法比奧‧路易斯(Fabio Luisi)擔當指揮。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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PRESS RELEASE: The Met: Live in HD 2021 -22 Season Announcement

After a turbulent year of 2020, The Metropolitan Opera of New York (The Met) will be reopening on September 27, 2021 with the Met premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

For 2021 – 22 season, the Met will be returning with an ambitious line up, comprising Met premieres of three contemporary operas, breaking the record for the number of new operas to premiere in a single season since 1928 – 29; six brand new productions including new works and all-time classics. In addition, the Met also offers an abridged, English-language holiday presentation of Cinderella, adapted from Laurent Pelly’s 2018 production of Massenet’s Cendrillon.

All of these exciting new works, together with spectacular revivals, will be available as part of The Met: Live in HD 2021 – 22 season globally.

For the complete list of Met Live in HD 2021 - 22 season titles and full press release: ENGLISH / 中文

A Message from the MET...
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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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.