AROP evening — Opera

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

06 Dec. 2023

  • 3h30 with 2 intermissions
  • Opéra Bastille
  • Cocktail attire

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Production de 1982 - Robert Carsen

  • Conductor

    Eun Sun Kim; Alessandro Di Stefano

  • Music

    Jacques Offenbach

  • Libretto

    Jules Barbier

  • Director

    Robert Carsen

  • Set design and Costume design

    Michael Levine

  • Lighting design

    Jean Kalman

  • Choreography

    Philippe Giraudeau

  • Dramaturgy

    Ian Burton

In a tavern, the poet Hoffmann, who has just heard the diva Stella sing, tells the story of the three women he has loved: Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta, three loves thwarted by an evil spirit, Lindorf. Will his passion for Stella suffer the same fate? With this fantastic opera, drawing on the imagination of the writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, Jacques Offenbach sought to prove that he was more than a composer of lightweight works. Even though it remained unfinished after his death in 1880, the score constitutes a magnificent swan song and abounds with famous passages such as the Barcarolle and the Doll Song. Robert Carsen, always fond of portraying theatre within theatre, plunges the audience into the world of an opera house, from the stage to the wings, as his dizzying mise en abyme questions the notions of the anti-hero and the female ideal.

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Production de 1982 - Robert Carsen

  • Hoffmann

    Benjamin Bernheim

  • Olympia

    Pretty Yende

  • Giulietta

    Antoinette Dennefeld

  • Antonia

    Rachel Willis-Sorensen

  • Lindorf, Coppélius, Dapertutto, Miracle

    Christian Van Horn

  • La muse, Nicklausse

    Angela Brower

  • Andrès, Cochenille, Pitichinaccio, Frantz

    Leonardo Cortellazzi

  • Spalanzani

    Christophe Mortagne

  • Nathanaël

    Cyrille Lovighi

  • Hermann

    Christian Rodrigue Moungoungou

  • Crespel, Maître Luther

    Vincent Le Texier

  • Schlemil

    Alejandro Baliñas Vieites

  • 19:30

    First part

  • 20:45

    Intermission cocktail

  • 21:05

    Second part

  • 22:00

    Intermission cocktail

  • 22:20

    Third part

  • 23:00

    End of the performance

  • 23:15


Les Contes d'Hoffmann - C'est une chanson d'amour

1 podcast

Les Contes d'Hoffmann by J. Offenbach - La légende de Kleinzach (Michael Fabiano)

1 video

Les Contes d'Hoffmann by J. Offenbach - Olympia - "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" (Jodie Devos)

1 video

Les Contes d'Hoffmann by J. Offenbach - Barcarolle (Stéphanie d'Oustrac & Kate Aldrich)

1 video

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (saison 19/20)

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