Les Contes d’Hoffmann is French comic opera at the Metropolitan Opera

Les Contes d’Hoffmann is Jacques Offenbach’s French comic opera about a series of love affairs. It premiered at the Paris Opéra-Comique in 1881.

Jacques Offenbach (1819 – 1880) was a German-born French composer. He was the son of a cantor. Offenbach is known for his operettas. Les Contes d’Hoffmann is his most famous work.

E.T.A. Hoffmann is the author of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King on which The Nutcracker ballet is based.

Les Contes d’Hoffmann Performances

The Metropolitan Opera presents nine performances of Les Contes d’Hoffman from September 26 through October 28, 2017.

Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo stars as Hoffman. Johannes Debus conducts.

September 2017

Tuesday, September 26 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 30 at 12 noon

October 2017

Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 7 at 8pm

Friday, October 13 at 8pm

Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30pm. Yosep Kang sings Hoffmann.
Saturday, October 21 at 12 noon

Tuesday, October 24 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 28 at 12 noon

Les Contes d’Hoffmann Tickets

Metropolitan Opera ticket prices vary with demand. Prices go up as an opera nears the end of its run. Buy tickets early in the season to get the best prices. Tickets go on sale to:
  • Patrons and Subscribers on June 15, 2017
  • Guild members (Supporting and above) on June 18, 2017
  • General public, Sunday, June 25, 2017

Metropolitan Opera House box office

Monday – Saturday, 10 am -6 pm Sunday, 12 noon – 6 pm

By Phone

(212) 362-6000 Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm Sunday, Noon – 6 pm



Rush Tickets

$25 Rush tickets can be purchased at www.metopera.org the day of the show. You can buy two tickets to one performance every seven days. Rush tickets go on sale Monday – Friday at 12 noon Matinees (four hours before curtain) Saturday evenings at 2 pm

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