Met Opera, Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Met Opera, Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann


Abel; Morley, Gerzmava, Rice, Lindsey, Grigolo, Hampson

Levine; Luna, Phillips, Maximova, Deshayes, Polenzani, Naouri

Production: Bartlett Sher
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: James F. Ingalls
Choreographer: Dou Dou Huang

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 26 min.
Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. The roles of the three heroines are shared by an impressive lineup of singing actresses, including Hibla Gerzmava, Susanna Phillips, Erin Morley, Audrey Luna, Christine Rice, and Elena Maximova. Thomas Hampson sings the Four Villains, and James Levine and Yves Abel conduct Offenbach’s sparkling score.


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