Following a thrilling debut as The Four Villains at The Metropolitan Opera in 2015, Thomas Hampson returns to the role this season London’s Royal Opera House. His “peerless” and “imposing” (Latin Post) portrayal in New York City was cast alongside tenor Vittorio Grigòlo as Hoffmann. The two reunite in London for these performances, which take place November 7, 11, 15, 18, 21, 24 & 28 and December 3. The production is also part of the ROH Live in Cinema season, and receives a theatrical broadcast on November 15. Find a screening near you via the following link.

Leonardo Capalbo stars as Hoffmann on alternate dates, with Sonya Yoncheva as Antonia, Kate Lindsey as Nicklausse/The Muse, Christine Rice is Giulietta, and Sofia Fomina sings Olympia. Conductor Evelino Pidò leads from the pit for this staging, directed by John Schlesinger.

Watch the production trailer below or on YouTube.

 

Photo: Catherine Ashmore / ROH

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