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Three Divas
with Vincenzo Scalera, piano
with Julien Quentin, Piano
Live Performance:
May 23 at 1:00 am (HKT)

Three dynamic divas unite at one of Europe’s cultural landmarks. Sopranos Ailyn Pérez and Nadine Sierra join forces with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, as well as pianist Vlad Iftinca, for a program of favorite arias and scenes, transmitted live from the Royal Opera of Versailles in France.

This event is presented in association with the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, whose glorious 250-year-old theater, inaugurated for Marie Antoinette’s royal wedding, will be the venue for the performance. The complete program will be announced shortly.


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.

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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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Bizet's Carmen

比才《卡門》

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

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) 3:15 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

Richard Eyre’s stunning new production of Bizet’s opera was the talk of the town when it was unveiled on New Year’s Eve 2009. Elīna Garanča leads the cast as the iconic gypsy of the title—a woman desired by every man but determined to remain true to herself. Roberto Alagna is Don José, the soldier who falls under her spell and sacrifices everything for her love, only to be cast aside when the toreador Escamillo (Teddy Tahu Rhodes) piques Carmen’s interest. With dances created by star choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, this Carmen brings every aspect of Bizet’s tale to thrilling life, from its lighthearted beginning to its inevitably tragic climax.

這套驚艷的《卡門》由理查.埃爾 (Richard Eyre)執導,於2009首演馬上成為城中熱話。艾麗娜.嘉蘭莎 (Elīna Garanča)領銜主演,演活風情萬種但忠於自己的吉卜賽女郎;羅伯托阿藍尼亞 (Roberto Alagna)飾演墮入情網的軍人唐荷西;泰迪‧塔胡‧羅得斯(Teddy Tahu Rhodes)擔當鬥牛士埃斯卡米諾,卡門的新情人。由著名編舞家克里斯托弗.惠爾頓及指揮家雅尼克‧涅採西格英 (Yannick Nézet-Séguin)攜手合作,這套《卡門》製作將比才震撼人心的故事完美地呈現觀眾眼前。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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Verdi's La Traviata

威爾第《茶花女》

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) 3:15 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

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

Michael Mayer’s dazzling staging which premiered during the 2018–19 season was a significant event, as it marked Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s first performances as the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director. On the podium, Nézet-Séguin leads a starry ensemble. As Violetta, the consumptive heroine fighting to find true happiness, soprano Diana Damrau delivers yet another compelling portrayal on the Met stage. Tenor Juan Diego Flórez sings his first Verdi role with the company, as Violetta’s ardent yet impetuous lover, Alfredo, and baritone Quinn Kelsey rounds out the principal cast as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s implacable father.

於2018 - 2019季度首度登場,由麥爾克‧麥爾 (Michael Mayer) 負責《茶花女》全新的繁華製作,是雅尼克‧涅採西格英 (Yannick Nézet-Séguin)新上任大都會歌劇院音樂總監後的第一場演出,意義重大。台上星光熠熠,女高音戴安娜‧丹姆勞 (Diana Damrau)傾情演出掙扎尋找真正快樂的女主角薇奧莉;男高音胡安‧迪亞戈‧佛瑞茲 (Juan Diego Flórez)首次在大都會歌劇院舞台上演繹威爾第作品,飾演薇奧莉的情人阿弗雷多;男中音昆恩‧契爾斯 (Quinn Kelsey) 演出從中破壞的父親傑爾蒙一角。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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Donizetti's Don Pasquale

董尼采第《唐‧帕斯誇萊》

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

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

Donizetti’s timeless comedy shines in Otto Schenk’s enchanting production, conducted by James Levine and featuring a remarkable cast. The incomparable Anna Netrebko is Norina, the young widow beloved by Ernesto (a suave Matthew Polenzani), who is about to be disinherited by his miserly uncle, Don Pasquale (John Del Carlo). It takes the clever scheming of Dr. Malatesta (Mariusz Kwiecien) to set things right and to teach the old curmudgeon a lesson—fits of temper, mistaken identities, and all kinds of comic confusion included.

由奧圖‧申克(Otto Schenk)執導這套迷人製作,詹士.萊文(James Levine)指揮,加上一眾出色歌唱家,這套董尼采第的永恆喜劇在舞台上熠熠生輝。安娜‧尼特立哥(Anna Netrebko)飾演年輕寡婦諾麗娜,馬修.布蘭札尼(Matthew Polenzani)飾演愛上她的埃內斯托,但因此快要被叔叔唐‧帕斯誇萊(約翰‧德卡洛(John Del Carlo)主演)剝奪其財產繼承權。最後要由馬拉泰斯塔醫生(馬里奧斯‧桂斯安(Mariusz Kwiecien)飾演)救場,教了老頭子寶貴的一課。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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Mozart's The Magic Flute

莫札特《魔笛》

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

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

This was the groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s heralded Live in HD series, seen by opera lovers in movie theaters around the world. Adults and children alike were enchanted by the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Under the baton of James Levine, a winning ensemble cast – including Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklosa, and René Pape – brings fresh life to Mozart's timeless fairy tale.

在2006年,大都會歌劇院破天荒在電影院高清放送其得獎作品《魔笛》。這個由茱莉.泰摩(Julie Taymor)的製作的大熱歌劇以經過刪減的英文版播放,透過異想天開的幽默及令人驚歎的木偶劇令世界各地的歌劇愛好者陶醉。在詹士.萊文(James Levine)指揮棒下,得獎演出組合──包括尼森.岡恩(Nathan Gunn)、黃英(Ying Huang)、馬修.布蘭札尼(Matthew Polenzani)、艾瑞卡.米可羅莎(Erika Miklosa)及萊尼.帕普(René Pape)──為莫札特的永恆童話注入生命。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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Puccini's La Bohème

普契尼《波希米亞人》

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)

25 July 2021 (SUN) 3:00pm, K11 Art House
2021年 7月25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

A new generation of rising stars shines in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of Puccini’s most popular opera. Vittorio Grigolo is the poor poet Rodolfo who falls head over heels for his neighbor, the seamstress Mimì, sung by the radiant Kristine Opolais. Susanna Phillips is the flirtatious Musetta, Massimo Cavaletti is her sweetheart Marcello, and Patrick Carfizzi as Schaunard and Oren Gradus as Colline complete the ensemble. Stefano Ranzani conducts.

一眾歌劇界年輕新星擔起由弗蘭克•澤菲雷裏(Franco Zeffirelli)執導的普契尼最受歡迎歌劇。維托裡奧.格裡高洛(Vittorio Grigolo)演出愛上鄰居的貧窮詩人魯道夫;美麗動人的姬詩汀‧奧浦莉詩(Kristine Opolais)飾演女裁縫咪咪。蘇珊娜‧菲力浦斯 (Susanna Phillips)是嬌媚的穆塞塔;馬西莫‧卡瓦萊蒂(Massimo Cavaletti)飾演她的甜心馬爾切洛;帕特里克‧卡爾菲齊(Patrick Carfizzi)飾演舒奧納,而歐爾文‧格拉德(Oren Gradus)飾演柯林。斯蒂法諾‧蘭扎尼(Stefano Ranzani)指揮。

"We want it to be shockingly heartbreaking"

The late Anthony Minghella in producing Madama Butterfly

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Puccini's Tosca

普契尼《托斯卡》

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)

29 August 2021 (SUN) 3:00pm, K11 Art House
2021年 8月29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

Sir David McVicar’s bold new staging of Tosca, Puccini’s operatic thriller of Napoleonic Rome, thrilled Met audiences when it rang in the New Year in 2018. In this performance, soprano Sonya Yoncheva is the passionate title diva, opposite charismatic tenor Vittorio Grigolo as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi. Baritone Željko Lučić is the menacing Baron Scarpia, the evil chief of police who employs brutal tactics to ensnare both criminals and sexual conquests. On the podium, Emmanuel Villaume conducts the electrifying score, which features some of Puccini’s most memorable melodies.

普契尼震撼名作《托斯卡》由大衛‧麥克維卡爵士(Sir David McVicar)擔任全新醉人製作,於2018年上演時令人興奮。頌雅‧詠切娃(Sonya Yoncheva)飾演熱情的女主角,年輕男高音維多里歐‧格里戈(Vittorio Grigolo)則演她充滿革命精神的愛人卡瓦拉多西。澤里科‧盧西奇(Željko Lučić)飾演邪惡的警察局長史卡畢亞,為達到目的殘暴不仁。伊曼紐爾‧維堯姆(Emmanuel Villaume)指揮普契尼熱情的音樂;其中包含多首歌劇界名曲。

"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

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.