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

Angel Blue and Speranza Scappucci Elevate the Met’s Somewhat Dated ‘La Rondine’

 [Tetelman's]  voice is consequential but still limber … his presence is so inviting that I missed him whenever he went offstage.

This revival is notable for containing four debut performances, three of whom were in the leading quartet: Jonathan Tetelmen as Ruggero, Emily Pogorelc as Lisette, and Bekhzod Davronov as Prunier. The main cast skewed youthful, in a refreshing change of pace, and that energy was complimented by a parental vibe from the audience. Many arms held bouquets, ready to toss to the singers at the curtain call. All three did well.

- from Observer

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Brenda Scofield
FAMA Vice-Chairman
The Met Goes Three for Three with Sierra and Bernheim’s Unforgettable ‘Roméo et Juliette’

(Gounod’s) ravishing music for the lovers never fails to move modern audiences, especially when it’s performed with such passionate musicality as it was last week by Sierra and Bernheim.

The Metropolitan Opera scored another resounding success with a rapturous Roméo et Juliette starring the near-ideal pairing of Nadine Sierra and Benjamin Bernheim … [Bernheim’s] hypnotically besotted “Ah, Lève-toi, soleil” sung to Juliette’s window gave notice that his was no fleeting infatuation … [Sierra’s] voice, throbbing with resolve, effortlessly filled the huge opera house … the pair’s four duets served up such intimate enchantment that people will be talking about them for years.

- from Observer

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Brenda Scofield
FAMA Vice-Chairman
About The Met: Live in HD

The Met: Live in HD presents high-definition screenings of opera performances in the Metropolitan Opera House, one of the best opera house in the world. Its dazzling productions are filmed by 14 different cameras in high definition format and transmitted to cinemas across the world.The Metropolitan Opera, under its 16th general manager Peter Gelb, pioneered live HD movie-theater simulcasts in 2006. The Washington Post has praised the broadcasts: “the HD broadcasts are the most successful single element of Gelb’s tenure, and have proved truly visionary.”The acclaimed performances now reach over 2,000 venues in 70 countries and receive rave reviews. The impact of the live performance remains spectacular on screen. Hong Kong opera lovers can enjoy world-class performances comfortably in local cinemas with a ticket price of HK$240, compared to ticket price up to US$495 in New York.The experience of watching the Met: Live in HD is the next best experience to being in the opera house itself, the wonderful closeups and backstage interviews provide added value. Many of our patrons have started out as opera newbies but are now confirmed fans. It’s a wonderful way to step into the world of opera!

 「美國大都會歌劇院高清系列」由紐約著名美國大都會歌劇院製作,運用14 部攝影機以全高清模式拍攝精采的歌劇演出,並傳送至世界各地電影院放映。美國大都會歌劇院總經理Peter Gelb於2006年創辦「美國大都會歌劇院高清系列」節目。華盛頓日報高度讚賞這個節目,更指這是其任內最成為而且具遠見的決定。口碑載道的「美國大都會歌劇院高清系列」節目現已在70個國家、多達2,000多個場地放映,所到之處均好評如潮。香港的歌劇愛好者無需遠赴美國,只須付出港幣$260,便可在鄰近的電影院舒適地觀看門票索價高達495美元的世界級歌劇演出。「美國大都會歌劇院高清系列」不但媲美歌劇院現場演出,其獨家近鏡人物專訪和幕後對談更是十分難得的體驗。當中為數不少的常客往日亦從未目睹歌劇的風采,但現在都已成為狂熱份子。這是走進歌劇的世界的絕妙方式!

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