Royal Opera

The Tales Of Hoffmann

In Cinemas 15, 16 & 19 Feb 2025
Conductor
Antonello Manacorda
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast
Juan Diego Flórez (Hoffmann), Alex Esposito (Lindorf/Coppélius/Dr Miracle/Dapertutto), Olga Pudova (Olympia), Ermonela Jaho (Antonia), Maria Costa-Jackson (Giulietta), Julie Boulianne (Nicklausse), Christophe Mortagne (Andrès/Cochenille/Frantz/Pitichinaccio), Vincent Ordonneau (Spalanzani), Alastair Miles (Crespel), Christine Rice (Muse of Poetry/Spirit of Antonia’s Mother), Jeremy White (Luther), Grisa Martirosyan (Hermann/Schlemil), Ryan Vaughan Davies (Nathanael)
Composer
Jacques Offenbach
Director
Damiano Michieletto
Set Design
Paolo Fantin
Duration
Approx. 4h incl. 2 intervals
Sung in French, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, Nov 2024
Official Event Listing

Opera fantastique in four acts (1881)

New Production!  Four women: four curious love stories. The great Juan Diego Flórez leads a fantastic cast in Offenbach's dream-like opera. Through the haze of the years, a poet remembers the women he loved. But when it comes to matters of the heart, nothing is as it seems. Particularly when the devil himself (Alex Esposito) is involved…  

Journeying back to his school days, Hoffmann relives his childhood romance with Olympia (Olga Pudova), a model student in every sense. Doomed love follows him into adulthood, where the dancer, Antonia (Ermonela Jaho), is taken from him too soon. Meanwhile, the sensual courtesan Giulietta (Maria Costa-Jackson) has her own secret agenda. As memory and fantasy becomes increasingly blurred, will Hoffmann find the enigmatic Stella before it is too late?

Olivier award-winning director Damiano Michieletto returns to The Royal Opera with this new production, conducted by Antonello Manacorda.