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Handel’s Agrippina (The MET: Live in HD in Hong Kong)

7 November 2021 - 3:15 am - 7:10 pm



Handel’s breakout opera masterpiece Agrippina offers a wryly satirical look at the political maneuverings and personal entanglements of the Roman emperor Claudius, his cadre of advisers and hangers-on, and his cunning wife, Agrippina. During the 2019–20 season, the Baroque black comedy had its long-awaited Met premiere in new production by Sir David McVicar that updated the action to the present age. In this Live in HD transmission, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato delivers a knockout performance of the title role, a woman who will stop at nothing to get her depraved son, Nero (sung by mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey), on the throne. Harry Bicket conducts an exquisite ensemble cast, which also features soprano Brenda Rae in her debut season as Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as Ottone, countertenor Nicholas Tamagna as Narciso, baritone Duncan Rock as Pallante, and bass Matthew Rose as Claudio.


The Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia (FAMA) is a not-for-profit organisation created to increase the awareness of classical vocal music in the region and to foster an appreciation of the art of Western opera. We are very proud of the programmes we present in our endeavour to achieve this aim. Through our cultural outreach program, The PopUp Opera, we are introducing a whole new audience to opera. At various locations around Hong Kong, with a focus on economically-disadvantaged areas, the amazing PopUp Opera tent appears, showing an introduction-to-opera film that entrances and inspires everyone who sees it. With The Met: Live in HD program, FAMA is delighted to give residents of Hong Kong the opportunity to experience world-class opera performances from one of the world’s most famous opera companies, the Metropolitan Opera in New York. These high-definition films are screened at cinemas around the city, giving audiences a front-row seat to the Met’s current season. FAMA is committed to the development of young singers in Hong Kong and to that end we are proud to support various individuals through our vocal scholarship programme.


7 November 2021
3:15 am - 7:10 pm
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