The Tales of Hoffmann - Irish National Opera

The Tales of Hoffmann - Irish National Opera

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 8.00pm

Irish National Opera presents The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach

One narrator. Drunk. The story of the women in his life. The complications of his current love and his current rival. And an evil shadow that follows him everywhere.

Offenbach was dubbed “the Mozart of the Champs Élysées” by Rossini. His lyrical, effervescent final opera, left unfinished at his death, with its plot of strange, outrageous loves, an ever-present evil genius, not to mention the famous Barcarolle (borrowed from an earlier work) and an aria for a wind-up mechanical doll, is a treasure-trove for an imaginative director.

Cast
Hoffmann - Julian Hubbard
Olympia / Antonia / Giulietta / Stella - Claudia Boyle
Nicklausse - Gemma Ní Bhriain
Lindorf / Coppélius / Miracle / Dappertutto - John Molloy
Andrès / Cochenille /Franz / Pitichinaccio - Andrew Gavin
Crespel - Brendan Collins
The Voice - Carolyn Holt
Spalanzani - Fearghal Curtis
Schlemihl - Kevin Neville
Nathanaël - Peter O’Reilly
Hermann - Cormac Lawlor
Luther - Robert McAllister

Irish National Opera Chorus & Ensemble

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Published on 9 July 2018

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