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Les Contes d'Hoffmann

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Komische Oper BerlinBehrenstraße 55-57, Berlin, Germany
Dates/times in Berlin time zone
Performers
Komische Oper Berlin
Stefan BlunierConductor
Barrie KoskyDirector
Katrin Lea TagSet Designer, Costume Designer
Edgaras MontvidasTenorHoffmann
Dimitry IvashchenkoBassLindorf
Nicole ChevalierSopranoAntonia, Olympia, Giulietta, Stella
Karolina GumosMezzo-sopranoNicklausse, The Muse, Voice of Antonia's Mother
Uwe SchönbeckActorHoffmann as an old man
Dominik KöningerBaritoneHoffmann as a young man
Peter RenzTenorAndres, Pitichinaccio
Philipp MeierhöferBassCochenille, Peter Schlemil, Crespel
Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin
Chorsolisten der Komischen Oper Berlin

Director Barrie Kosky presents Offenbach’s surreal and fantastical story as the disturbing nightmare of an artist who is in danger of losing ever more of his own self – in a production with only a single soprano in all three female roles, but several performers as Hoffmann. Here, the title role in the opera’s first two acts will be sung for the first time in the piece’s 132-year performance history in the way that the composer originally planned: by a baritone!

Offenbach, the Cologne-born Jew in Paris, has fused Jewish, German and French elements in his music to form something new, something which shaped the Paris music scene to such an extent that it today seems genuinely French to us.

Tickets 12 - 92€.

Performance in German and French with subtitles in English, German, French and Turkish.

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