Opera in Bermuda



Gilbert & Sullivan Society (in conjunction with BUEI) is proud to present ‘The Met: Live in HD’ operas in Bermuda (on film). Next opera is on Saturday, 18 April, 2015.

Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. 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, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.
Approximate running time 3hrs 45. Sung in French.

Matthew Nester will provide a brief introduction about each opera and its composer immediately before the performance.

Story synopsis

Review

“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.” — The New York Times




All on Saturdays, at BUEI auditorium, starting at 5pm.

TICKETS: *$35 / *$30 students. Purchase in advance (using button below or at BUEI gift shop - in person or call 294 0204) or purchase at door – cash/cheque/credit card.


More info – synopses, video clips: www.metoperafamily.org. GandS contact: Matt Nester / opera@gands.bm.


All ticket holders are entitled to a 10% discount at the Harbourfront restaurant following the performance upon presentation of their ticket stubs.

All operas are shown with English subtitles

Harbourfront will be providing a cash bar for pre-performance and interval drinks
– and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served during the intermission.



THE UPCOMING OPERA SEASON


May 2 Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) / Bluebeard’s Castle (Bartók)
May 16 La Donna del Lago (Rossini)
May 30 Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Tickets $35 / $30 students
More information on the new season is on the Met web site

For more information, contact Matt Nester


The link to the Met’s website for the HD broadcasts is www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/broadcast/hd_events_next.aspx


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