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Back to Front — The Backstage Tour and Traviata Story

Have you ever wondered how a stage show gets put together? Well, now the mystery can be solved. Come with us into an exhibition space where, for the first time, you can view the amazing process of design and construction from props to costumes, sets to lighting. Hear and see award-winning actress Louisa So narrate “The Traviata Story”, a documentary about the famous opera, La Traviata. You may even have a chance to watch the new season of The Met: Live in HD operas, Macbeth and Le Nozze di Figaro.
 
The Foundation for the Arts and Music in Asia (FAMA) is joining the HK Academy for Performing Arts to give the public a chance to see what few outside the theatrical world see - the magic of theatre creation. And the best news is that it’s FREE!
 
The School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts of the HK Academy for Performing Arts will exhibit props, costumes and designs from many of their exciting drama and opera productions, showcasing the excellence of  their teaching, and the craftsmanship and skill of their design students. Perhaps you saw the APA’s productions of “Marriage of Figaro”, “The Cunning Little Vixen”, “Cat’s Town” or “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Here’s your chance to see close-up their magnificent costumes, masks, props and set designs.
 
 
From December 6th 2014 until January 26th 2015 on the 17th floor of Midtown Soundwill Plaza in Causeway Bay, a space named Midtown POP will be transformed into a magical adventure for you, a rare opportunity to come behind the scenes. Perhaps you’ll catch one of the live performances given by APA students as well. After the backstage tour, one of the Academy's most renowned graduates, Louisa So Yuk Wah, delights the audience with her engaging telling of The Traviata Story, which unfolds on three of the greatest theatre stages of Europe. Screenings are daily from 10:30am to 9:00pm.
 
Schedule of live performances is as follow: 
 

6 Dec 2014

Opera

7:30PM

20 Dec 2014

Chamber Music, strings and piano

6:30PM

10 Jan 2015

Jazz Music

6:30PM

24 Jan 2015

Wind ensemble

6:30PM

To make the event even harder to resist, two paid private screenings of The Met: Live in HD are also provided on 7/1 and 21/1. Watching The Metropolitan Opera in New York’s production of “Macbeth” is definitely the best way to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare. Mozart’s eternal masterpiece “Le Nozze di Figaro” is going to have its first screening in Hong Kong in the 40 seats mini-cinema built in Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown. The whole Back to Front Exhibition will be closed for these two special screening. You can have the whole area to yourselves.

Apart from “Macbeth” and “Le Nozze di Figaro”, the Metropolitan Opera in Hong Kong is bring 8 more great productions, giving the opera-lovers the most sensational experience that just can't be missed. The new season features the Bizet’s Carmen, Rossini’s II Barbiere di Siviglia, Lehar’s The Merry Widow and more breathtaking operas.

To book tickets online and see more information, please click http://www.themetinhongkong.info/

 

 

 

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