The Met: Live in HD - Jacques Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann - January 31, 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. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley and Christine Rice sing the 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. A free discussion of the opera will take place 45 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. broadcast.
The Met: Live in HD is a series of high definition opera transmissions of The Metropolitan Opera’s new season direct from Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. With strategically placed cameras in front of, around and behind The Metropolitan Opera House stage, The Met: Live in HD transmissions give Quick Center audiences a state-of-the-art opera experience and better-than-front-row-seat visibility.
Tickets are $25, $20 seniors, $10 children/students. For tickets, visit the Box Office or www.quickcenter.com or call 203-254-4010 or (toll-free) 1-877-ARTS-396.
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Posted on January 6, 2015
Vol. 47, No. 145