THE TALES OF HOFFMANN

  
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12/12/2020
GENERAL PUBLIC SALE
19/12/2020

An impossible quest for love, with the great voices of J. Osborn, E. Jaho, S. d'Oustrac 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.

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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 2h 45m

Artistic profile

Conductor
Jordan de Souza
Stage director
Laurent Pelly
Revival Director
Christian Räth
Dialogues and Libretto Version
Agathe Mélinand
Set Design
Chantal Thomas
Costume Design
Laurent Pelly in association with Jean-Jacques Delmotte
Lighting Design
Joël Adam
Video Design
Charles Carcopino
Production
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Opéra National de Lyon and San Francisco Opera
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Director of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia

Cast

StellaAdriana González
OlympiaOlga Pudova18th,20th,25th,28th,31th January
Rocío Pérez19th,21th,26th,30th January and 1th February
AntoniaErmonela Jaho
GiuliettaNino Sugurladze18th,20th,25th,28th,31th January
Ginger Costa-Jackson19th,21th,26th,30th January and 1th February
The muse / NicklausseStéphanie d’Oustrac18th,20th,25th,28th,31th January
Marina Viotti19th,21th,26th,30th January and 1th February
Voice of Antonia's motherLaura Vila
HoffmannJohn Osborn18th,20th,25th,28th,31th January
Arturo Chacón-Cruz19th,21th,26th,30th January and 1th February
Lindorf / Coppélius / Doctor Miracle / Captain DapertuttoAleksander Vinogradov18th,20th,25th,28th,31th January
Roberto Tagliavini19th,21th,26th,30th January and 1th February
SpalanzaniFrancisco Vas
Crespel / LutherAlexey Bogdanov
Peter Schlémil / HermannCarlos Daza
Andrès / Cochenille / Frantz/ PitichianaccioVincent Ordonneau
NathanaëlRoger Padullés

January 2021

18Monday20:00Turn A
19Tuesday20:00Turn H
20Wednesday20:00Turn B
21Thursday20:00Turn PE
25Monday20:00Turn G
26Tuesday20:00Turn PA
28Thursday20:00Turn E
30Saturday20:00Turn C
31Sunday17:00Turn TAD

February 2021

1Monday20:00Turn D