The Tales of Hoffman

2013 • 180' • Live opéra with english subtitles

Poster of The Tales of Hoffman

Director(s): Louise Narboni • Producer(s): Les Films Jack Fébus • Coproducer(s): Mezzo • Format(s): HD

Recorded on February 17th and 20th, 2013 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Spain)

‘The Tales of Hoffman’ (Paris, 1881) is evidence of Hoffman’s determination to surpass his success with operettas and enter the world of grand opera. This is a highly inspired work where fantasy and emotion form a subtle, supernatural blend with satire and the grotesque. Hoffman, the narrator and protagonist, relates three tales to his drinking companions. Each tale illustrates a facet of his stormy affair with the singer Stella. The tales tell the stories of Olympia, a mechanical doll, Antonia, a singer, who sings herself to death, and Giulietta, a courtesan who steals people’s reflections.

Casting :

Stella - Susana Cordón

Olympia - Kathleen Kim

Antonia - Natalie Dessay

Giulietta - Tatiana Pavlovskaya

La musa / Nicklausse - Michèle Losier

La veu de la tomba - Salomé Haller

Hoffmann - Michael Spyres

Lindorf / Coppelius / Doctor Miracle / Capita Dapertutto - Laurent Naouri

Spalanzani - Manel Esteve

Crespel - Carlos Chausson

Peter Schlemil - Isaac Galan

Andres / Cochenille / Frantz / Pitichinaccio - Francisco Vas

Maître Luther - Alex Sanmarti

Nathanaël - Airam Hernández

Hermann - Isaac Galán  

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