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At the Met, a daring new production of ‘Carmen’ takes flight

Mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina made a magnetic … Carmen … A restless physicality that never cut into her singing … A Carmen that felt alive.

The Metropolitan Opera closed out 2023 with the opening of a new “Carmen,” offering a sold-out house another opportunity to revisit George Bizet’s relentlessly popular 1875 staple of the repertoire. And mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina made a magnetic and often caustic Carmen, her voice equally suited to silken lightness as leathery depth. The show barely seemed to move before she emerged from behind a blood-red door on a catwalk above the action. Her Act I introduction, that familiar habanera (“L’amour est un oiseau rebelle”), was freshened by her humanistic reading, lightened by luminous choral work, and refined through the detail-oriented ear of conductor Daniele Rustioni.

- from The Washington Post

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Brenda Scofield
FAMA Vice-Chairman
Lise Davidsen lights up La forza del destino at the Met with refined singing 

The soprano shines in a masterly New York staging of Verdi’s opera of love and revenge. 

Lise Davidsen's performance as Leonora in Verdi's La forza del destino at the Metropolitan Opera can only be described as towering. The ovation that greeted her in Monday/s opening after she sang "Pace, pace mio Dio" in act four was so fervent and sustained that she had to break character and take a modest bow so things could continue. Joined by music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in the pit, the applause continued for another minute before the opera resumed.

- from Financial Times

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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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