Thomas Hampson

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
La Traviata

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: La Traviata

 

Michael Mayer’s new production follows courtesan Violetta Valéry, who knows she will die soon and wishes to leave her professional life for a chance at love. After meeting the charming Alfredo Germont at a party, the two begin a relationship and move to the country in an effort to enjoy their love away from society. A tumultuous visit from Alfredo’s father, the bourgeois Giorgio Germont, casts doubt in Violetta’s heart for the future of their relationship, causing her to abandon their love nest. After seeing Violetta on the arm of a baron, a jealous Alfredo must fight for his love and reunite with her before it is too late. Anita Rachvelishvili hosts.

 

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GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Les Contes D’Hoffmann

 

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the role of Hoffman, the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer in Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece. 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. Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score for a Bartlett Sher’s wild, kaleidoscopic production.