Opéra de Paris

The Tales of Hoffmann

In Cinemas 10, 11, 12 & 15 Mar 2017
Philippe Jordan
Orchestre de l’Opera national de Paris
Ramón Vargas (Hoffmann), Nadine Koutcher (Olympia), Kate Aldrich (Giulietta), Ermonela Jaho (Antonia), Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Nicklausse), Doris Soffel (La mere d'Antonia)
Jacques Offenbach
Robert Carsen
Set Design
Michael Levine
3h29 incl. 2 intervals
Sung in French, with English subtitles
Captured live from Opéra Bastille, Paris 15 Nov 2016
Official Event Listing

Ramón Vargas leads an incredible cast in Robert Carsen’s spectacular production of Offenbach’s dazzling final opera, a work that combines fantasy, gravity and humour in an unexpectedly innovative synthesis of opera buffa, romantic opera and grand opera.

This adaptation of three tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with a sprinkling of Goethe’s Faust, portrays the German poet as both narrator and hero recounting his love affairs with Olympia (Nadine Koutcher), Antonia (Ermonela Jaho) and Giuletta (Kate Aldrich). Opera de Paris Musical Director Philippe Jordan conducts. 

Please note programme change: the previously billed Jonas Kaufmann was unable to perform in this production.

Screening at all locations, excl. State. 

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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