MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
2014-2015 HD OPERA SEASON
NOVEMBER 22 @ 12:55 PM
RUN TIME: 3 HRS 25 MIN
The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy—featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera—stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.
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CONDUCTOR: Michele Mariotti
CAST: Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, Christopher Maltman
CAST SHEET & SYNOPSIS:
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.