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Bizet’s “Les Pêcheurs de Per­les” with French Buf­fet at the Béthanie

A night of French opera gets even more ex­cit­ing with the ad­di­tion of a French buf­fet menu: Guests of Le French May’s spe­cial screen­ing of Bizet’s “

(“The Pearl Fish­ers”) as per­formed by the Met, will be de­lighted come in­ter­mis­sion, when they get a full French feast of smoked sal­mon, coq au vin, and brandied cherry clafoutis. The opera, com­posed when Bizet was only in his early 20s, cen­ters around a for­bid­den love af­fair in a vil­lage in Cey­lon (now Sri Lanka), be­tween a vir­gin priest­ess and a fish­er­man. Held at the his­toric neogothic Béthanie build­ing, din­ner and a show doesn’t get much more dra­matic than this. Jun 25, 6pm. The Béthanie, 139 Pok Fu Lam Rd.,

Pok Fu Lam, themet­inhongkong.info. Ticket only $210, and buf­fet $525, re­serve at pro­gram@fama.org.hk.

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