Introduction Program Artistic profile Gallery More info LICEU SAFETY PLACECheck the organizational and preventive measures PRESALE TICKETS30/12/20 GENERAL PUBLIC SALE04/01/21 An impossible quest for love, with the great voices of J. Osborn, E. Jaho and A. Vinogradov Offenbach conjures up a world governed by rules of its own in which he places Hoffmann, a poet and composer under a curse. Hoffmann recalls his past love affairs and guides us through a universe where dreams and reality intertwine. This opera about the misfortunes of Hoffmann, whose obsession is to triumph in love, was left unfinished by Offenbach on his death in 1880. It narrates the painful tales of his relationships with three women: the cold doll Olympia, the fragile and innocent Antonia, and Giulietta, the heartless courtesan. Laurent Pelly has made this exquisite yet sinister production especially for the Gran Teatre del Liceu. The gloomy tale itself and its magical reverse side reflect the two facets of Romanticism, while the superb setting created by Pelly illustrates the poet's torment and the frustration aroused by his nemesis. When the tales are over, Hoffmann longs for forgetfulness and ultimately finds consolation in his creative genius. As Louise Bourgeois, the genetrix of feminist art, reminded us: “Art is a guarantee of sanity”. A way, in other words, of curing the individual and the world. With the support of: The tales of Hoffmann OPERA COMPRISING A PROLOGUE, THREE ACTS AND AN EPILOGUE Libretto by Jules Barbier based on three tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann. World premiere: 10/02/1881 at the Opéra Comique in Paris. First Barcelona performance: 22/04/1905 at the Teatre Eldorado (in Spanish). First Liceu performance: 05/02/1924. Last Liceu performance: 23/02/2013. Total number of Liceu performances: 25. Approximate running time 3h 30m First act 34m Second act 39m Interval 20m Third act 45m Interval 20m Fourth act 28m Fifth act 14m Artistic profileConductorRiccardo FrizzaStage directorLaurent PellyRevival DirectorChristian RäthDialogues and Libretto VersionAgathe MélinandSet DesignChantal ThomasCostume DesignLaurent Pelly in association with Jean-Jacques DelmotteLighting DesignJoël AdamVideo DesignCharles CarcopinoStage Director AssistantAlbert EstanyProductionGran Teatre del Liceu, Opéra National de Lyon, San Francisco Opera and Deutsche Oper BerlinSymphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera BarcelonaDirector of the ChorusConxita GarciaConcertinoKostadin BogdanoskiMusical Direction AssistantSergi CuencaMusical AssistantsVéronique Werklé, Vanessa García, David-Huy Nguyen-Phong and Jaume TribóCastStellaElena Sancho Pereg18th,19th,25th,28th,31th JanuaryAdriana González20th,21th,26th,30th January and 1th FebruaryOlympiaOlga PudovaAntoniaErmonela JahoGiuliettaGinger Costa-Jackson18th,19th,21th,26th,31th JanuaryNino Surguladze20th,25th,28th,30th January and 1th FebruaryThe muse / NicklausseMarina Viotti18th,20th,21th,25th,26th,28th,30th January and 1th FebruaryCarol García19th,31th JanuaryVoice of Antonia's motherLaura VilaHoffmannJohn Osborn18th,20th,25th,28th,31th JanuaryArturo Chacón-Cruz19th,21th,26th,30th January and 1th FebruaryLindorf / Coppélius / Doctor Miracle / Captain DapertuttoAlexander Vinogradov18th,20th,25th,28th,31th JanuaryRoberto Tagliavini19th,21th,26th,30th January and 1th FebruarySpalanzaniFrancisco VasCrespel / LutherAleksey BogdanovPeter Schlémil / HermannCarlos DazaAndrès / Cochenille / Frantz/ PitichianaccioVincent OrdonneauNathanaëlRoger PadullésAdriana González Elena Sancho Pereg Ermonela JahoMarina ViottiLaura VilaJohn OsbornArturo Chacón-CruzFrancisco Vas Carlos Daza Change Maestro Riccardo Frizza conducts the performances of The tales of Hoffmann replacing Jorge de Souza, who cancelled due to personal reasons. Mezzo Carol García sings the role of muse/Nicklausse replacing Stéphanie d’Oustrac, who cancelled due to health reasons. Due to the preventive isolation of Soprano Adriana González, Elena Sancho Pereg joins the cast, who will sing the opening night and will perform a total of 5 performances (January 18, 19, 21 25, 26, 28 and 31). Once the 10 days of isolation have been surpassed, González will rejoin singing her first performance on January 30 and February 1. Due to the preventive isolation of Soprano Rocío Pérez, Olga Pudova sings the role of Olympia in all the performances. January 202118Monday18:30Turn A19Tuesday18:30Turn H20Wednesday18:30Turn B21Thursday18:30Turn PE25Monday18:30Turn G26Tuesday18:30Turn P (PA)28Thursday18:30Turn E30Saturday18:30Turn C31Sunday17:00Turn TADFebruary 20211Monday18:30Turn D Programa de mà T'oferim l'opció de descarregar-te el programa en format PDF. 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