The 31st Macao International Music Festival (MIMF), organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, will be held from 29 September to 30 October, featuring 17 programmes in a total of 20 excellent performances. Tickets will be available through the Macau Ticketing Network from 10am on Sunday, 6 August, while telephone and online bookings will be accepted from 12pm on the same day. On the first day of ticket sales, ticket purchases are limited to a maximum of 10 tickets per performance per person while ticket collection for free-admission performances is limited to 2 tickets per performance per person. The Cultural Affairs Bureau will distribute queuing vouchers at the Macau Ticketing Network starting from 9am on 6 August and purchasers holding the vouchers can buy the tickets according to the respective queuing vouchers.
This edition of MIMF, themed around ‘Rising Stars’, will lead the audience to move forward and feel the vitality of new music performances while also appreciating the renowned classics of the great masters. The four-act opera Andrea Chénier, as its opening programme, introduces the ‘realism’ of Italian opera of the time, presenting the real beauty of life to the audience. The Vienna Philharmonic, a leading orchestra in the international music arena, will render the masterpieces of Beethoven, Strauss and Wagner in the closing concerts.
On the other hand, the Hong Kong singer William So will collaborate with the Macao Chinese Orchestra and present popular classics. Outstanding local artists will join hands with world-renowned singers to bring a new version of the one-act opera A Fragrant Dream to the stage at the MIMF. The Erhu Family gathers three generations of erhu performers of the same family, namely Chen Yaoxing, Chen Jun and Chen Yimiao, bringing out a new charm of traditional erhu music by fusing western musical instruments and elements. In addition, more top musicians and orchestras from all over the world will come up on stage this upcoming autumn.
Early bird discounts of MIMF tickets will be available from 6 to 13 August, during which purchasers will receive a discount of 30% when buying tickets for four different performances or ten tickets for one performance in one purchase, or presenting a valid full-time Student Card or Teacher Card. Purchasers can enjoy 50% off on their ticket purchases by presenting a Macao Senior Citizen Card or Disability Assessment Registration Card (one discounted ticket per performance per cardholder only). For ticket purchases on special programmes (including Andrea Chénier and William So & The Macao Chinese Orchestra), purchasers can enjoy 30% off by presenting a BOC Credit Card or BOC Card. For the other programmes, purchasers will receive a 20% discount by presenting a BOC Credit Card, BOC Card, or MasterCard, Visa Card or UnionPay Card issued by ICBC (Macao), BCM Bank or OCBC Wing Hang Bank.
Please refer to the MIMF website (www.icm.gov.mo/fimm) for more details, or call 8399 6699 during office hours for enquiries. Tickets can be purchased at the 24-hour ticketing hotline: 2855 5555 and the online ticketing website at www.macauticket.com.