Saturday 25th January 2014 at 20h30
Les Contes d’Hoffmann
by Jacques Offenbach
Following on from The Barber of Seville by Rossini last season, the ‘Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Musique, de Danse et d’Art dramatique Perpignan Méditerranée’ continues its collaboration with the Théâtre de l’ Etang and the festival lyrique de Lamalou-les-Bains to bring you this posthumous opera by Jacques Offenbach, Les Contes d’ Hoffmann.
Hoffmann, both narrator and protagonist, tells three stories to his companions. Each story illustrates a facet of his stormy relationship with singer Stella. The stories are about Olympia, a mechanical doll, Antonia , a singer who sings herself to death, and Giulietta, a courtesan who steals the reflection of others.
Olympia and The Voice : Karine GOSSART ( coloratura soprano )
Giulietta and Antonia: Chrystelle DI MARCO (soprano)
Nicklause and Mother : Amanda Perret (mezzo -soprano )
Hoffmann : Jean GOYETCHE (tenor)
Lindorf, Coppelius, Dapertutto and Miracle : Patrice BERGER ( baritone )
Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pittichinaccio : Philippe NONCLE (tenor)
Choir and ‘orchestre du festival lyrique’ from Lamalou-les-bains’
Duration: 3 hours with intermission
Théâtre de l’Etang
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