Screening of ’Pearl Fisher - THE MET: LIVE IN HD’ on June 25th at Bethanie (Le French May 2016) [fr]
Screening of ’Pearl Fisher - THE MET: LIVE IN HD’ on June 25th at Bethanie (Le French May 2016)
FAMA is bringing one of the seldom performed masterpieces by Bizet, the composer of Carmen, to Bethanie this month. Les Pêcheurs de Perles is indeed a lost pearl that has rarely been unveiled to show its beauty until this new production. And it’s the production, setting and costumes which make this so accessible.
In this new production, Penny Woolcock has brilliantly updated the setting to a small village in Far East in order to make sense of the plot. Les Pêcheurs de Perles is finally able to show its full glory, especially when a stellar cast including Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien are brought together to sing the tale of forbidden love, jealousy and vengeance. Yes, it’s true that there are some plot twists that require us to suspend disbelief but oh, the setting, the music and the costumes! It’s a visual and musical feast and by the end of this Met production you will have forgiven the librettists for their less than believable work. It is said that they realized later what they had done and regretted it, but Bizet went on to prove his worth.
To make your experience in Bethanie even more enjoyable, FAMA is organizing a buffet during the 45-minute intermission of Les Pêcheurs de Perles. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and book your buffet place. Bookings before 17th June can enjoy an early bird discount. (Original price $525)
Come and bring your friends to Bethanie this month to enjoy this production of a young Bizet’s work and enjoy great food in the interval.
"Ms. Woolcock’s updating of “The Pearl Fishers” works beautifully."
Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
"It has been over 100 years since the Metropolitan Opera performed Bizet’s early work
"Les Pecheurs de Perles," but the wait has been well worth it."
David Salazar, Latin Post
Reserve your tickets today!
Date: 25 June 2016 6:00 PM
Venue: Bethanie The Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus
Ticket only: $210 (Adult) / $180 (Senior Citizens and Students)
Ticket and buffet (earlybird discount): $500
Ticket and buffet: $525
Expected running Time: 3hrs 34 mins
Sung in French with English subtitles
For concessions and more details on the programme, please visit:
www.frenchmay.com / www.themetinhongkong.info
For enquiries, please contact email@example.com
Les Pêcheurs de Perles: "Ton coeur" (Damrau, Polenzani)