The Royal Opera House Presents
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
7, 11, 15, 18, 21, 24, 28 November and 3 December at 6.30pm
The Royal Opera presents a revival of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, the first opera production by the late film and stage director John Schlesinger, which had its premiere in 1980.
John Schlesinger also directed Der Rosenkavalier for The Royal Opera.
His production of Offenbach’s final masterpiece sets Hoffmann’s fantastical tales in the late 19th century, at the time at which Offenbach was writing his opera.
Italian conductor Evelino Pidò conducts a cast including Italian tenor Vittorio Grigòlo as Hoffmann (with American tenor Leonardo Capalbo taking the role on 28 November and 3 December), American baritone Thomas Hampson as the four villains, Russian soprano Sofia Fomina as Olympia, English mezzo-soprano Christine Rice as Giulietta, Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Antonia and American mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Nicklausse/the Muse of Poetry.
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