Opera

Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann

Daniele Finzi Pasca (stage director), Kent Nagano (conductor) – With Benjamin Bernheim (Hoffmann), Olga Peretyatko (Olympia/Antonia/Stella/Giulietta) and Angela Brower (La Muse/Nicklausse)

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Cast

Daniele Finzi Pasca — Stage director

Hugo Gargiulo — Stage design

Giovanna Buzzi — Costume designer

Benjamin Bernheim — Hoffmann

Olga Peretyatko — Olympia / Antonia / Stella / Giulietta

Angela Brower — La Muse / Nicklausse

Luca Pisaroni — Lindorf / Coppélius / Dr. Miracle / Dapertutto

Gideon Poppe — Andrès / Cochenille / Frantz / Pitichinaccio

Kristina Stanek — La Mère

Martin Summer — Maître Luther / Crespel

Dongwon Kang — Nathanaël

Jürgen Sacher — Spalanzani

Daniel Schliewa — Wilhelm / Wolfram

Han Kim — Le Capitaine des Sbirres

Bernhard Hansky — Schlémil / Hermann

The Hamburg State Opera Chorus

Program notes

In a tavern in Nuremberg, a poet tells the stories of his unhappy love affairs to anyone who would listen, under the watchful eye of the Muse—who seeks to become the sole object of his devotion! Thus unfolds Offenbach’s beloved Tales of Hoffmann, presented here at the Hamburg Opera in a critically acclaimed production. The “traditional but effective” staging provides the orchestra (led by maestro Kent Nagano) and a cast of top-notch soloists with the ideal setting to showcase their talent, offering the audience a production of the highest quality and with limitless charms. Benjamin Bernheim particularly shines in the role of Hoffmann, as one who “possesses all the romantic fervor of the idealist poet struggling with reality” (ResMusica).

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