Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Screening from April 11, 2015
The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.
CONDUCTOR: Yves Abel PRODUCTION: Bartlett Sher CAST: Hibla Gerzmava, Kate Lindsey, Vittorio Grigolo, Thomas Hampson Approximate running time: 3 hours 46 minutes incl. intermission (Check closer to screening date)