Jacques OFFENBACH - Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Opera in 5 acts, Mise en Scène Gérard Mortier

1 DVD - Bel Air Classiques BAC124
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Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Real de Madrid, Conductor: SYLVAIN CAMBRELING
original title: Offenbach: Les Contes D'hoffmann

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  • ERIC CUTLER: Hoffmann
    ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER: La Muse/Nicklausse
    VITO PRIANTE: Lindorf / Coppélius / Dr Miracle / Dapertutto
    CHRISTOPH HOMBERGER: Andrès / Cochenille / Frantz / Pitichinaccio
    ANA DURLOVSKI: Olympia
    MEASHA BRUEGGERGOSMAN: Antonia / Giulietta
    LANI POULSON: La Mère d’Antonia
    JEAN-PHILIPPE LAFONT: Maître Luther / Crespel
    GERARDO LÓPEZ: Nathanaël
    GRAHAM VALENTINE: Spalanzani
    ISAAC GALÁN: Schlemil
    Stage director: CHRISTOPH MARTHALER
    HD recording: Teatro Real, Madrid - 05/2014

    Although posthumous, 'The Tales of Hoffmann' is considered as the masterpiece of Jacques Offenbach’s work and mixes love, pain and whim.
    The intrigue settles around three stories about a broken love. Told by Hoffmann, narrator and hero, these tales paint a portrait of three feminine figures: Olympia the automaton, Antonia the dying opera
    singer and Giulietta the courtesan. This triptych allows the development of very different universes, and colour. It’s also a declension of the image of woman and of evil.
    Christoph Marthaler signed this creation for the Teatro Real. This was Gerard Mortier’s last commission for this stage: the Swiss director has proven his ease in many different registers. An essential capacity needed for a work as rich and subtle as 'The Tales of Hoffmann'. Music is conducted by Sylvain Cambreling and the cast includes Eric Cutler, Anne Sofie von Otter, Measha Brueggergosman and Jean-Philippe Lafont.
  • Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Real de Madrid

  • 1 DVD - 3h 13mn 0s
    upc/ean. 3760115301245
    ref. BAC124
    release date. 2015-08-28