Concert will begin at 23:30 hours GMT
Met's encore stream: Offenbach's 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann' with Morley, Gerzmava and Hampson from New York
Offenbach's 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann' is an opéra fantastique. The French libretto was written by Jules Barbier, based on three short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann. Hoffmann is the protagonist in the opera. The stories used in the opera were 'Der Sandmann' ('The Sandman') 'Rath Krespel' ('Councillor Krespel',also known in English as 'The Cremona Violin') and 'Das verlorene Spiegelbild' ('The Lost Reflection') from 'Die Abenteuer der Sylvester-Nacht' (The Adventures of New Year's Eve). Performers:
Olympia: Erin Morley.
Antonia/Stella: Hibla Gerzmava.
Giulietta: Christine Rice.
Nicklausse: Kate Lindsey.
Hoffmann: Vittorio Grigolo.
Four Villains: Thomas Hampson.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Yves Abel.
Recorded 31 January 2015.