Les Contes D'Hoffmann (Pre-recorded from the Royal at Civic and Cramphorn Theatres
Opera, Sun 20 Nov 2016
CINEMA EVENT - OPERA
Pre-recorded from the Royal Opera House, London
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Conducted by Evelino Pido
Directed by John Schlesinger
Hoffmann - Vittorio Grigolo
Villains - Thomas Hampson
Olympia - Sofia Fomina
Giulietta - Christine Rice
Antonia - Sonya Yoncheva
The Royal Opera's lavish production of Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Offenbach's masterpiece, is a favourite with audiences. Created by Academy Award-winning film director John Schlesinger, this production brings alive a 19th-century world of romance, comedy, mystery and menace.
At the centre of these extraordinary tales of clockwork dolls, magical glasses, ghostly voices and sensual courtesans is the vivid imagination of the drunken Romantic poet Hoffmann. Charismatic young tenor Vittorio Grigolo is Hoffmann – compelled to tell the story of his lovers who, he believes, have all been stolen by a succession of arch villains. Superb baritone Thomas Hampson performs all four villains.
The music includes the famous ‘Barcarolle’ and the stunning showpiece numbers are perfect vehicles for the vocal virtuosity of Sofia Fomina as the clockwork doll Olympia, Christine Rice as the courtesan Giulietta, and Sonya Yoncheva as Hoffmann's last love Antonia.
Running time: Approx. 3 hours 30 mins including 2 intervals
Sung in French with English subtitles
Please note details of live performance are subject to change.
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The Civic and Cramphorn Theatres are situated in Fairfield Road in the heart of Chelmsford's West End. Both venues are only a short walk from the train station.
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