Production Team

Production: Bartlett Sher
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: James F. Ingalls
Choreographer: Dou Dou Huang

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Les Contes d’Hoffmann



Approximate running time 3 hrs. 35 min.

A powerhouse team joins forces for Offenbach’s psychological fantasy. James Levine conducts, and Tony Award® winner Bart Sher (South Pacific) returns after the triumph of his Met Barber of Seville to direct. Inspired by Kafka, Sher describes his production as “a magical journey in which the character works out different manifestations of his psyche.” Joseph Calleja sings the tour-de-force title role, opposite Anna Netrebko as the tragic Antonia and Alan Held as the demonic four villains.

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The stage production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann contains partial nudity and may not be appropriate for young children. The partial nudity will not be shown in the Live in HD transmission of the opera.

Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.