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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

Q : How can I book tickets?
A : You can purchase tickets two ways: 

1. Find the 'buy tickets' button next to the opera of your choice. You'll be directed to the cinema webpage to enter details and complete the purchase. Collect your reserved tickets at the Box Office before the performance. 

2. Cinema Box Office: You can go to the Box Office of the respective cinemas in person to purchase a ticket.

Q : How long is the intermission?
A : Intermission will be around 10 to 15 minutes long. Some operas have 2 or more intermissions. For screenings at Bethanie Theatre, the first intermission is a 45 minute dinner break. Patrons are welcome to bring their own dinner for their enjoyment.

Q : Is there a dress code?
A : There is no dress code for the Met screenings.  We recommend comfortable clothing appropriate for a professional setting.  

Q : Is the opera translated?
A : Yes. Most operas are sung in their original language and all are translated with English subtitles. Some operas also provide Chinese subtitles. Backstage interviews will be conducted in English.

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