Ramón Vargas will lead 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 Olympian (Nadine Koutcher), Antonia (Ermonela Jaho) and Giuletta (Kate Aldrich). Opéra de Paris Musical Director Philippe Jordan conducts.
Captured live on stage at Opéra Bastille, Paris and screened at Riverside.
Please note programme change: Acclaimed Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas replaces the originally billed Jonas Kaufmann as ‘Hoffmann’, who has needed to withdraw due to injury.
Image by: Christian Leiber
Language: Sung in French with English subtitles
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Palace Films
Dates & Times:
Wednesday 15 March 1pm
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Orchestre de l’Opera national 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.