The Royal Opera: Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman

Main House Theatre  |  Wednesday 15 January

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Four women: four curious love stories. Juan Diego Flórez leads a fantastic cast in Offenbach’s dream-like opera.

Through the haze of the years, a poet remembers the women he loved. But when it comes to matters of the heart, nothing is as it seems. Particularly when the devil himself is involved…

Journeying back to his school days, Hoffmann relives his childhood romance with Olympia, a model student in every sense. Doomed love follows him into adulthood, where the dancer, Antonia, is taken from him too soon. Meanwhile, the sensual courtesan Giulietta has her own secret agenda. As memory and fantasy becomes increasingly blurred, will Hoffmann find the enigmatic Stella before it is too late?

Sung in French with subtitles.

Cast:
HOFFMANN Juan Diego Flórez
LINDORF/COPPÉLIUS/DR MIRACLE/DAPERTUTTO Alex Esposito
OLYMPIA Olga Pudova
ANTONIA Ermonela Jaho
GIULIETTA Marina Costa-Jackson
NICKLAUSSE Julie Boulianne
ANDRÈS/COCHENILLE/FRANTZ/PITICHINACCIO Christophe Mortagne
SPALANZANI Vincent Ordonneau
CRESPEL Alastair Miles
MUSE OF POETRY/SPIRIT OF ANTONIA’S MOTHER Christine Rice
LUTHER Jeremy White
HERMANN/SCHLEMIL Grisha Martirosyan
NATHANAEL Ryan Vaughan Davies
ORCHESTRA Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
CONCERT MASTER Sergey Levitin
CHORUS DIRECTOR William Spaulding
CHORUS Royal Opera Chorus

Creatives:
DIRECTOR Damiano Michieletto
CONDUCTOR Antonello Manacorda
MUSIC Jacques Offenbach
LIBRETTO Jules Barbier
SET DESIGNER Paolo Fantin
COSTUME DESIGNER Carla Teti
LIGHTING DESIGNER Alessandro Carletti
CHOREOGRAPHER Chiara Vecchi