Met Opera: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN Encore
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Offenbach’s LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
Bartlett Sher’s 2009 production stars Joseph Calleja in the tour-de-force title role of this fictionalized take on the life and loves of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann. Anna Netrebko is the tragic Antonia and Alan Held sings the demonic four villains. Met Music Director James Levine conducts.
Conductor: James Levine
Production: Bartlett Sher
Cast: Kathleen Kim, Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Gubanova, Kate Lindsey, Joseph Calleja, Alan Held
The Live in HD production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann does not include the partial nudity seen in the stage production.
Original transmission: December 19, 2009
Broadcasts: The Met