Jacques Offenbach

Les Contes d’Hoffmann


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What makes the stories of E. T. A. Hoffmann so memorable is the spectacular combination of an unbridled imagination and actual social situations. In his unfinished final work, Offenbach departs from the style of his hilariously satirical operettas, which are full of the witty and mocking social criticism of his era. Naturally, this work is not devoid of humour either, but the poet’s romantic adventures are dominated by dark, sometimes fateful, chromatic nuances. Accompanying Hoffmann throughout his search for the absolute ideal of femininity and bringing him misery are four wicked characters, forcing him to constantly confront death even in his state of amorous intoxication. With these stories constituted of both the real world and a hair-raising imaginary one, the composer leads his listeners into a universe where the border between dreams and reality is easily blurred.

Opera in three acts, with prologue and epilogue, in French, with Hungarian and English surtitles

Age limit: over 12 years

Director: Székely Kriszta

General cast:
Conductor:Gergely Kesselyák

Hoffmann:Boldizsár László
Olympia / Antonia / Giulietta / Stella:Klára Kolonits
Olympia:Réka Piroska Jónás
Antonia:Lilla Horti
Giulietta:Zsuzsanna Ádám
Stella:Bernáth Éva
Lindorf / Coppélius / Miracle / Dappertutto:Péter Kálmán
Nicklausse / The Muse:Viktória Mester
Nathanael / Spalanzani:Tibor Szappanos
Luther / Crespel:Géza Gábor
Hermann / Schlemil:Bence Pataki
Andrés / Cochenille / Frantz / Pittichinaccio:András KőrösiMother of Antonia:Judit Németh
Featuring the artists of the Hungarian National Ballet

Libretto after E. T. A. Hoffmann by:Michel Carré,Jules Barbier
Dramaturg:Ármin Szabó-Székely
Choreographer:Karina Sarkissova
Set designer:Nelli Pallós
Lighting designer:Sándor Baumgartner
Video designer:Vince Varga
Costume designer:Dóra Pattantyus
Hungarian surtitles:Anna Lakos
English surtitles:Arthur Roger Crane
Assistants to the director:Albert Mányik,Judit Niklai
Musical assistants:Kálmán Szennai,Erika Dallos,Anikó Katona
Chorus director:Gábor Csiki

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