Offenbach – Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Hoffmann – Vittorio Grigòlo
Olympia – Sofia Fomina
Antonia – Sonya Yoncheva
Giulietta – Christine Rice
Nicklausse/La Muse – Kate Lindsey
Andrès/Cochenille/Frantz/Pittichinaccio – Vincent Ordonneau
Le conseiller Lindorf/Coppélius/Le docteur Miracle/Dapertutto – Thomas Hampson
Spalanzani – Christophe Mortagne
Crespel – Eric Halfvarson
La voix de la tombe – Catherine Carby
Nathanaël – David Junghoon Kim
Hermann – Charles Rice
Luther – Jeremy White
Schlémil – Yuriy Yurchuk

Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Evelino Pidò
Stage director – John Schlesinger

Royal Opera House, London, England.  Monday, November 7th, 2016

Tonight’s performance of Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Royal Opera House was a revival of John Schlesinger’s 1980 production.  I was surprised to find that it dates from 1980 because it looks more like dating from 1880.  Incredible to think that in a theatre as technologically advanced as the Royal Opera House it…

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