Les contes d'Hoffmann
Jacques Offenbach
February 2013
Opera

Introduction

 

The masterpiece of French Romanticism 

Les contes d’Hoffmann (Paris, 1881) reflects Offenbach's desire to go beyond his successful operettas and enter the world of grand opera. It is a highly inspired work in which fantasy, emotion and the supernatural blend smoothly with satire and the grotesque. Hoffmann, the narrator and protagonist, tells his drinking companions three tales, each of which illustrates a facet of his stormy romance with the singer Stella. The tales are about Olympia, a mechanical doll, Antonia, a singer who sings herself to death, and Giulietta, a courtesan who steals people's reflections.


Opéra Fantastique in five acts by Jacques Offenbach. Libretto by Jules Barbier based on the play by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré.Performing.
Edition based on the integral edition of the opera by Michael Kaye and Jean-Christophe Keck, by arrangement with Schott Music. First performed in Barcelona in Spanish at the Teatre Eldorado on 22 April 1905.

First performance at the Gran Teatre del Liceu on 5 February 1924.

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“Barcarola”
Teresa Berganza (mezzosoprano), Cecilia Lavilla Berganza (soprano), Juan Antonio Alvarez Parejo (piano). Liceu, 17 October 2002

 

 

February 2013
Monday 4 20:00 A
Tuesday 5 20:00 PA
Thursday 7 20:00 B
Monday 11 20:00 H
Tuesday 12 20:00 PC
Thursday 14 20:00 E
Saturday 16 20:00 PD
Sunday 17 17:00 T
Tuesday 19 20:00 PE
Wednesday (AD) 20 20:00 D
Saturday 23 20:00 C

Prices

11,75 €, 33,50 €, 46 €, 66 €, 96,25 €, 137,75 €, 172,50 €, 233 €

Reduced-price performances  5, 12, 16 and 19 February
10,75 €, 23,50 €, 32,50 €, 43,75 €, 59,50 €, 76,25 €, 88,50 €, 103 €

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TICKET SALES

  • Liceu Directe (online)
  • Ticketmaster (online/smartphone)
    902 53 33 53 
    +34 93 274 64 11 (Internacional)
    Caixers de "la Caixa"
  • Box office
    C/ Sant Pau, 1 (map)

Length

Act I 35 min
Act II 45 min
Pause 30 min
Act III 50 min
Pause 20 min
Act IV 26 min
Act V 17 min
Total 3 hours 55 minutes

Audio-description service

20 February at 8pm
Information 93 485 99 13

Information session

Forty-five minutes before each performance, an information session about the opera, open to all  members of the audience, will be held in the Foyer.