New York's Metropolitan Opera comes to East Ridge 18
Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title character in Jacques Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann.
The equally important roles of the three heroines are shared by an impressive lineup of singing actresses, including Hibla Gerzmava, Susanna Phillips, Erin Morley, Audrey Luna, Christine Rice, and Elena Maximova.
The New York Times raves, saying Vittorio Grigolo as Hoffmann “soars” with “high notes [that] are strong and clear...Erin Morley was a remarkable Olympia, bringing rounded tone, dynamic variety and dramatic flair” to the role. Hibla Gerzmava sang Antonia “with a soprano that was soft-grained yet penetrating...The elegant mezzo Kate Lindsey was Hoffmann’s friend Nicklausse, her voice silvery with a hint of cream...” Conductor Yves Abel “led a graceful, agile orchestral performance.”
Met Live: Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffman”
Saturday, 12:55 p.m.
East Ridge 18
5080 S.Terrace, East Ridge