For those who complain about the lack of cultural events in town, the New York Metropolitan Opera is bringing their award-winning opera to your local Hong Kong cinema with the latest season of "The Met: Live in HD."
The concept was first created in 2006 by The Met's general manager Peter Gelb and uses 14 different cameras to capture all the details and angles of the performances in high definition. Broadcast from the US to over 46 countries, the performances bring a completely new way of appreciating opera to your not so typical opera fan.
Presented by the Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia (FAMA), the February to July season features Phillip Glass' Satyagraha about the life of Gandhi, which has been called "a profound and beautiful work of theatre" by the Washington Post.
Other operas to look forward to this season include Handel's Rodelinda, Gounod's Faust, The Enchanted Island, Wagner’s Götterdämmerung, Verdi’s Ernani and Massenet’s Manon and Verdi’s La Traviata, which will be shown at UA Cityplaza, PALACE ifc, and AMC Pacific Place.
Tickets to "The Met: Live in HD" are priced at HK$220 or HK$180 for full-time students and senior citizens. For full programme details and bookings, visit www.themetinhongkong.info.