CONTES D'HOFFMANN, LES
Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo stars as the tortured poet unlucky in love in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Vittorio Grigolo stars in the title role of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, a poet whose attempts at romance are repeatedly thwarted, in a production by Broadway director Bartlett Sher. Thomas Hampson will add a new role to his extensive repertory as the Four Villains who interfere with Hoffmann’s courtship of four women: the mechanical doll Olympia, sung by American soprano Erin Morley in her role debut; the consumptive artist Antonia and the self-absorbed diva Stella, both portrayed by Russian soprano Hibla Gerzmava; and the Venetian courtesan Giulietta, sung by English mezzo-soprano Christine Rice. American mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey will reprise the role of Nicklausse, Hoffmann’s faithful muse, and Canadian conductor Yves Abel leads the exciting cast.