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Run time: 3hrs 45min, 2 intermissions
Sung in FRENCH
Subtitles in English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
Tenor Juan Diego Flórez is the romantic poet Hoffmann in Offnebach’s fantsctical tale. He is joined by a trio of leading ladies: Sabine Devieilhe sings the mechanical doll Olympia, Tamuna Gochashvili is the fragile Antonia, and Louise Alder portrays Giulietta, the Venetian courtesan. Erwin Schrott sings the sinister Four Villains and Virginie Verrez is Niklausse, Hoffmann’s friend and muse. Axel Kober conducts.
Conductor Axel Kober
Hoffmann Juan Diego Flórez
Muse/Nicklausse Michèle Losier
Lindorf/Coppélius/Miracel/Dapertutto Erwin Schrott
Andrès/Cochenille/Frantz/Pitichinaccio Thomas Ebenstein
Olympia Sabine Devieilhe
Antonia Tamuna Gochashvili
Giulietta Louise Alder
Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880) was born in Cologne, Germany. He moved to Paris in 1833, where he became a hugely successful composer. Today he is best known for his only opera The Tales of Hoffmann, and for his almost 100 operettas, many of which continue to be staged in the 21st. century.
Jules Barbier (1825–1901) and Michel Carré (1821–1872), the leading librettists of their day in France, wrote a play based on three short stories by the German author E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776–1822). Later they adapted the play for the opera stage.
Production Andrei Serban
Scenery and Costume Design Richard Hudson
Choreography Niky Wolcz