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Les Contes d'HoffmannNew production

Diese Veranstaltung fand in der Vergangenheit statt
Deutsche OperBismarckstraße 35, Berlin, 10627, Deutschland
2018 Dezember 01, 04, 08, 15, 2019 Januar 05, 09, 12 um 19:30
Darsteller
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Enrique MazzolaDirigent
Laurent PellyRegisseur, Kostüme
Chantal ThomasBühnenbild
Daniel JohanssonTenorHoffmann
Robert WatsonTenorHoffmann2018 Dez 15, 2019 Jan 05
Cristina PasaroiuSopranOlympia, Antonia, Giulietta, Stella
Heather EngebretsonSopranOlympia, Antonia, Giulietta, Stella2018 Dez 15, 2019 Jan 05
Irene RobertsMezzosopranNicklausse, Die Muse
Alex EspositoBassLindorff/Coppélius/Mirakel/Dapertutto, Coppélius, Miracle, Dapertutto
Gideon PoppeTenorAndres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio
James PlattBassCrespel
Bryan MurrayBaritonHermann
Tobias KehrerBassLuther
Ya-Chung HuangTenorNathaniel
Byung Gil KimBassPeter Schlemil
Jörg SchörnerTenorSpalanzani
Annika SchlichtMezzosopranAntonias Mutter
Christian RäthRegisseur
Jean-Jacques DelmotteKostüme
Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

The muse emerges from a barrel – a wine barrel, to be precise, which in Offenbach’s final opera is the story of the poet Hoffmann’s life. In his fateful, inebriated fug he concocts three tales relating his unluckiness in love for three women, an artistic automaton (Olympia), a damsel (Antonia) and a courtesan (Giulietta). Three women – or maybe just one after all? Stella, a star in the operatic firmament, is feted for her onstage performance as Donna Anna while Hoffmann, now a ruin of a man, drowns his woes at Lutter & Wegner. In LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN Jacques Offenbach, the undisputed king of opéra bouffe, took a sober, serious musical approach that bears his unmistakeable signature. E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tales, adeptly woven into a storyline suitable for opera, provide a panopticon of aesthetic concerns and reflect – by turns grotesquely and tragically – the splendour and penury of the art world and its players.

French theatre and opera director and costumer Laurent Pelly brings his internationally hailed production to Berlin. Darky playful and set against fantastical backdrops and stirring chorus formations, this version renders the story of Hoffmann’s descent into madness and intoxication in faithful detail. Enrique Mazzola, already familiar to Deutsche Oper Berlin audiences as a leading interpreter of French repertory, is at the conductor’s stand. 

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