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Opera

Les Contes
d’Hoffmann

Jacques Offenbach

Presentation
Three women in the same woman! Three souls in a single soul!

In this opéra fantastique by Jacques Offenbach, the writer E.T.A. Hoffmann is the protagonist who wanders through three of his own stories. His romances with the automaton Olympia, the critically ill Antonia, and the deceitful Giulietta all come to an end when the delicate dream meets the harsh reality. After a life devoted to operetta, Offenbach composed his first real opera shortly before his death. The work shows the same melodic richness as his operettas, but laughter here makes way for the melancholy poetry of vain hope and shattered ideals. The universality of the quest for true love, which clashes with the superficial projections of the subconscious, makes this opera a timeless work. Director Krzysztof Warlikowski and conductor Alain Altinoglu take on the challenge of revealing the essence of a work in which time and space are merely the remnants of a crumbled mosaic. 

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

ConductorALAIN ALTINOGLU
DirectorKRZYSZTOF WARLIKOWSKI
Set design and costumesMAŁGORZATA SZCZĘŚNIAK
LightingFELICE ROSS
VideoDENIS GUÉGUIN
ChoreographyCLAUDE BARDOUIL
DramaturgyCHRISTIAN LONGCHAMP
Chorus MastersMARTINO FAGGIANI & ALBERT MORO

HoffmannERIC CUTLER
ENEA SCALA (DEC 12, 19, 22, 27, 31)

Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta, StellaPATRICIA PETIBON
NICOLE CHEVALIER (DEC 12, 19, 22, 27, 31)

Nicklausse, La MuseMICHÈLE LOSIER
La voix de la tombeSYLVIE BRUNET-GRUPPOSO
Le conseiller Lindorf, Coppélius, Le docteur Miracle, Le capitaine DapertuttoGÁBOR BRETZ
Spalanzani, NathanaëlFRANÇOIS PIOLINO
Luther, CrespelSIR WILLARD WHITE
Frantz, Andrès, Cochenille, PitichinaccioLOÏC FÉLIX
Schlémil, HerrmannYOANN DUBRUQUE
WolframALEJANDRO FONTE
WilhelmBYOUNGJIN LEE

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
MM Academy led by Benoît Giaux

ProductionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
With the support ofLOTERIE NATIONALE
With special thanks to the investors of taxshelter.beCOFIDIS

In coproduction with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions With the support of taxshelter.be and ING With the support of the tax shelter of the Belgian federal government

Dates & tickets

Dates & Tickets