The Met: Live in HD supported financially by the Foundation of the Arts and Music in Asia, a Hong Kong-registered charity.

A Soprano’s Sound Floods the Met in ‘Ariadne’

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

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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
‘Hamlet’ Boldly Engulfs the Metropolitan Opera

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

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Brenda Scofield
FAMA Vice-Chairman
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
Press and Media

News & Press Release

14 March 2021

Isabel Leonard, Angel Blue & the Metropolitan Opera Win Grammy Awards
Operawire

Feature

28 February 2021

Looking Back: 12 Years of The MET: Live in HD in Hong Kong
Expatliving.hk

News & Press Release

11 January 2021

Looking Back: 12 Years of The MET: Live in HD in Hong Kong
The encore season comprises audience favourites from previous seasons of The MET: Live in HD in Hong Kong, including eleven operatic encores featuring stellar productions and the world's leading artists, as well as brand new features from 2020.

Feature

16 July 2020

The Metropolitan Opera In New York Is Offering Live Pay-Per-View Virtual Shows
Tatler Hong Kong

News & Press Release

11 July 2020

Met Stars Live in Concert
The Met Launches Unique Pay-Per-View Series Featuring Some of Opera’s Biggest Stars Singing Mainstream Operatic Repertoire in Striking Locations Across Europe and the U.S.

Feature

May 2020

在家抗疫系列:【免費睇!大都會歌劇院演出���灰姑娘》!】 [In Chinese]
香港人‧遊香港

Feature

29 April 2020

歌唱籌款 [In Chinese]
Sky Post

Review

26 April 2020

The Met Opera's At-Home Gala: Informal Yet Profoundly Moving
New York Times

Feature

13 April 2020

Shut by Virus, Met Opera Announces Starry 'At Home' Concert
New York Times

Feature

13 April 2020

【復活節2020】宅在家精選 免費圖書、歌劇、文化藝術平台任睇 [In Chinese]
Hong Kong Economic Times

Feature

26 March 2020

紐約大都會歌劇院將於網上直播《卡門》等經典歌劇,以獨特方式應對疫情 [In Chinese]
HOKK fabrica

Feature

March 2020

大都會歌劇院網上直播 [In Chinese]
Time Out

Radio & TV

21 January 2020

Morning Call
RTHK Radio 4

Feature

2020

The Met Opera: Live in HD 2020 Season in Cinemas
Expatliving.hk

News & Press Release

16 December 2019

The Met: Live in HD 2020 Season

Our new season includes five operas new to the series in brand new productions and stellar revivals featuring the world's leading artists

Feature

2019

The MET: Live in HD
Expatliving.hk

Review

24 September 2019

Review: A Splendid 'Porgy and Bess' Opens the Met Opera Season
The New York Times

Feature

25 October 2019

The Met's Herculean Task: 4 Operas in 48 Hours
The New York Times

Feature

7 September 2019

世界級表演~好評如潮~美國大都會歌劇院高清系列2019![In Chinese]
Lifestyo.com

Feature

3 April 2019

10 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss in April 2019
Hong Kong Tatler

News & Press Release

1 January 2019

The Met: Live in HD 2019 Season

Our new season includes five new productions, four operas new to the series, and stellar revivals featuring world's leading artists

Feature

2018

10 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss
Hong Kong Tatler

Feature

20 September 2018

A Frenzied Run-Up in a House Full of Divas
The New York Times

Feature

June 2018

The Exterminating Angel
Southside Magazine

Radio & TV

29 May 2018

Morning Call
RTHK  Radio 4

News & Press Release

30 January 2018

The Met: Live in HD marks its 10th season this year

Our new season includes five new productions, four operas new to the series, and stellar revivals featuring world's leading artists

Feature

2017

10 Hong Kong Events You Can't Miss
Hong Kong Tatler

Feature

15 September 2017

Center Stage
The New York Times

Radio & TV

13 July 2017

Morning Call
RTHK  Radio 4

Feature

8 May 2017

紐約大都會歌劇院"搬"到香港
Sohu.com

Review

8 May 2017

Review: Opera Matters, and the Met Just Threw a Part to Prove it
The New York Times

Feature

14 March 2017

Ninth Hong Kong cinema to screen opera broadcasts from New York Met as audience reaches 'critical mass'
South China Morning Post

Radio & TV

8 March 2017

Morning Call
RTHK  Radio 4

Feature

8 January 2017

A treat for Hong Kong opera lovers: Placido Domingo in Nabucco at the Met to be screened in HD
South China Morning Post

Feature

29 January 2016

The Met: Live in HD Verdi's Otello
HK Magazine

Feature

29 January 2016

The Met: Live in HD: Verdi's Il Trovatore
HK Magazine

Radio & TV

2016

Morning Call
RTHK Radio 4

Feature

31 December 2015

Opera from New York returns to Hong Kong this month
South China Morning Post

Feature

30 December 2015

From the stage to the screen
Time Out

Feature

December 2015

The Met at Bethanie
Culture Magazine

News & Press Release

25 November 2015

The Met: Live in HD marks its 10th season this year

The acclaimed performances now reach over 2000 venues in 70 countries on six continents with an estimated 17 million audiences

News & Press Release

8 May 2015

The PopUp Opera: The Traviata Story told by Louisa So

Feature

2015

Back to Front後台���索之旅 免費欣賞歌劇《茶花女》 [In Chinese]
Menxpat.com

Feature

December 2014

Back to Front - The Backstage Tour and Traviata Story
CityLife Hong Kong

Review

19 December 2014

演藝蝶影:後台探索之旅 [In Chinese]
Wen Wei Po

News & Press Release

2 December 2014

Back to Front & 2014 - 2015 The MET: Live in HD

News & Press Release

3 November 2014

The New Opera season storms in with a huge applause

2014 - 2015 The Met: Live in HD is going to kick off with the famous tragedy "Macbeth" on 13th December, 2014

Feature

31 March 2014

China invests in hi-definition opera movies
South China Morning Post

Radio & TV

2013

Morning Call
RTHK Radio 4

Feature

2013

Arts hub will attract foreign companies and enrich lives of future generations
South China Morning Post

Feature

4 December 2013

New York Met Opera: Catch the word famous opera in HK cinemas
Time Out

News & Press Release

8 October 2013

Curtain rises on new opera season in Hong Kong

The new Metropolitan Opera in High Definition will arrive with the most-loved Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy Eugene Onegin on 8 Dec 2013

Feature

7 June 2013

「博樂歌劇館」免費放映紀錄片《茶花情恨》 [In Chinese]
Oriental Daily

Feature

6 June 2013

Arts preview: Pop Up Opera to present The Traviata Story
South China Morning Post

Feature

4 June 2013

Cinema brings Rock Legend series to the big screen
South China Morning Post

Feature

13 May 2013

余十八訪談錄: 落區義推歌劇
投資商人:感覺神奇 [In Chinese]
Lifestyle Journal

News & Press Release

6 February 2013

The MET: Live in HD 2012 - 2013 Season Press Release

Review

2 January 2012

The Enchanted Island
The Huffington Post

Review

1 January 2012

Shiny Bibelot From Shakespeare, Handel & Co.
The New York Times

News & Press Release

30 November 2011

Mr. Nicholas Sallnow-Smith, FAMA new director, has won the Directors of the Year Awards 2011

News & Press Release

20 May 2011

2011 - 12 Schedule of Live in HD transmissions [New York]

Feature

24 April 2011

King of the High Cs
South China Morning Post

Feature

January 2011

High Notes
Cathay Pacific Discovery Magazine

Review

21 December 2010

香港藝文誌:高檔樂團和「高清」歌劇 [In Chinese]
Ming Pao

Review

27 November 2010

REVIEW: Das Rheingold in The Metropolitan Opera HD Live
Paying Patron Perspective

News & Press Release

14 September 2010

The Met: Live in HD 2010-2011 Season in Hong Kong

Dazzling High Definition Screenings of Grand Opera at HKAPA Bethanie Campus

Feature

23 June 2010

The Met: Live in HD
Time Out Hong Kong

Feature

21 June 2010

HK$150 cinema ticket will put you 'on stage' at a New York Met opera
South China Morning Post

Review

20 June 2010

在電影院不看電影的年代 [In Chinese] 
Ming Pao

Feature

15 June 2010

蘇玉華支持戲院轉型 [In Chinese] 
Apple Daily

Feature

13 June 2010

Opera, coming to a cinema near you
South China Morning Post

Feature

4 June 2010

Hong Kong's Opera Evangelist
The Wall Street Journal

Review

25 April 2010

REVIEW: Der Rosenkavalier in The Metropolitan Opera HD Live
Paying Patron Perspective

Review

1 April 2010

REVIEW: Les Contes d'Hoffmann in The Metropolitan Opera HD Live
Paying Patron Perspective

Feature

25 March 2010

End of the Aria
Financial Times

Radio & TV

23 February 2010

The Works
RTHK 

Feature

16 February 2010

Music for the Masses
South China Morning Post

Feature

13-14 February 2010

Co-opera
Financial Times

Feature

17 January 2010

Season to be Cheerful
South China Morning Post
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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