Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Cambreling, Durlovski, Cutler, Homberger

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Although posthumous, 'The Tales of Hoffmann' is considered as the masterpiece of Jacques Offenbach’s work and mixes love, pain and whim. The intrigue settles around three stories about a broken love. Told by Hoffmann, narrator and hero, these tales paint a portrait of three feminine figures: Olympia the automaton, Antonia the dying opera singer and Giulietta the courtesan. This triptych allows the development of very different universes, and colour. It’s also a declension of the image of woman and of evil.

Christoph Marthaler signed this creation for the Teatro Real. This was Gerard Mortier’s last commission for this stage: the Swiss director has proven his ease in many different registers. An essential capacity needed for a work as rich and subtle as 'The Tales of Hoffmann'. Music is conducted by Sylvain Cambreling and the cast includes Eric Cutler, Anne Sofie von Otter, Measha Brueggergosman and Jean-Philippe Lafont.

Running time: 193 minutes
Subtitles: French, German, English, Spanish
Format: 16/9, NTSC, Sound Dolby digital 2.0/5.1


Product Description:


  • Catalog Number: BAC124


  • UPC: 3760115301245


  • Label: Bel Air Classiques


  • Composer: Jacques Offenbach


  • Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Madrid Teatro Real Chorus, Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra


  • Performer: Ana Durlovski, Anne Sofie von Otter, Christoph Homberger, Eric Cutler, Lani Poulson, Measha Brueggergosman, Vito Priante