Met Summer Encore: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
This summer, enjoy select encore performances from the award-winning series The Met: Live in HD. Bartlett Sher's 2009 production stars Joseph Calleja in the tour-de-force title role of this fictionalized take on the life and loves of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann. Anna Netrebko is the tragic Antonia and Alan Held sings the demonic four villains. Met Music Director James Levine conducts. This performance was originally transmitted live on Saturday, December 19, 2009.