Les Contes d'Hoffmann, STAATSOPER
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Staatsoper Hamburg: "Les Contes d'Hoffmann"

Opéra Fantastique in five acts
Libretto by Jules Barbier
Based on the play by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Edited by Michael Kaye and Jean-Christophe Keck

"Als Fest der Poesie und Farben, der Fantasie und des diskret-absurden Humors wurde die Aufführung mit Jubel des Publikums aufgenommen."
// Stern, 4 Sept. 2021

Les Contes d'Hoffmann on arte.tv (October 2021)

The poet E. T. A. Hoffmann as the protagonist of his own fantastic tales: In his encounter with three women - Olympia, Antonia, and Giulietta - he searches in vain for love for love and for himself. Will he draw the strength for art from his failure in life? art from his failures in life? Or will he fail in himself, even in alcohol? Like in a kaleidoscope, ever new constellations and shimmering colors constellations and shimmering colors German romanticism and French esprit.

The composer died over the work without the first performance, which took place in a greatly greatly abridged form. Since then the performance history itself has been an exciting crime play, surprising discoveries have made Hoffmann's tales appear again and again in a new in a new and fascinating light.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Direction: Daniele Finzi Pasca
Co-direction: Mellissa Vettore
Stage design: Hugo Gargiulo
Associate Set design: Matteo Verlicchi
Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi
Associate Costumes: Ambra Schumacher
Choreography: Maria Bonzanigo
Lighting: Daniele Finzi Pasca, Marzio Picchetti
Video: Roberto Vitalini, bashiba.com
Dramaturgy: Savina Kationi, Ralf Waldschmidt
Choire: Eberhard Friedrich




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