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Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

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New National Theatre, Tokyo: Opera House1-1-1 Honmachi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0071, Japan
April 19 14:00, April 21 14:00, April 23 18:30, April 25 14:00
New National Theatre
Marko LetonjaConductor
Philippe ArlaudDirector, Set Designer
Andrea UhmannCostume Designer
Stefan PopTenorHoffmann
Yoko YasuiSopranoOlympia
Mihoko KinoshitaSopranoAntonia
Keiko YokoyamaSopranoGiulietta
Yuka KobayashiMezzo-sopranoNicklausse
Kyle KetelsenBaritoneLindorf, Coppélius, Miracle, Dapertutto
Mutsumi TaniguchiMezzo-sopranoStella, Voice of Antonia's Mother
Hideyuki AochiTenorAndres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio
Mitsuya OkuboBaritoneCrespel, Luther
Shingo SudoBaritonePeter Schlemil
Masahiko HareBaritoneSpalanzani
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
New National Theatre Chorus

Sung in French with Japanese surtitles

This is Philippe ARLAUD's production of a whimsical love story. It is Jacques OFFENBACH's sole opera, best known for its "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" ("Beauteous Night, O Night of Love"), other highlights including the "Chanson de Kleinzach" ("Song of little Zaches") sung by Hoffman, and that ultimate showcase of coloratura soprano singing, the "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" ("The birds in the arbour") aria sung by Olympia. This is ARLAUD's 2003 production at the New National Theatre Tokyo. He brings added depth to the work with radiating wit and humour, as well as effective use of fluorescent colours, bringing out the sense of fantasy of the work.

This will be a noteworthy production, featuring Marko LETONJA, Music Director of Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, as conductor, and Stefan POP, the highly popular lirico spinto star, debuting in the role of Hoffmann. Kyle KETELSON, well-known for his Escamillo and Leporello roles, will be playing the four villains, while the rising star, mezzo soprano KOBAYASHI Yuka, will play Nicklausse and La Muse. The three soprano parts will be taken up by leading Japanese sopranos YASUI Yoko, KINOSHITA Mihoko and YOKOYAMA Keiko.

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