Les contes d’Hoffmann
November 7-18, 2008 at The Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre
Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Stage Director & Choreographer: Renaud Doucet
Costume & Set Designer: André Barbe
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Hoffmann (tenor Gerard Powers) captivates tavern patrons with his story telling.
Wolfram (bass Bradley Smoak), Nicklausse (mezzo-soprano Michéle Losier), Maître Luther (baritone Ulysses Thomas) and Mrs. Luther (Lee O’Connell) listen closely as Hoffmann (tenor Gerard Powers) reflects upon a lost love.
The scientist Spalanzani (tenor Neal Ferreira) strikes an unlikely deal with the nefarious inventor Coppélius (baritone Gaétan Laperrière).
The scientist Spalanzani (tenor Neal Ferreira) shows off his prize creation, the singing and dancing automaton, Olympia (soprano Georgia Jarman).
Hoffmann (tenor Gerard Powers) encourages his second love, the sickly Antonia (soprano Georgia Jarman), to make a major sacrifice.
Antonia (soprano Georgia Jarman) falls under the deadly spell of the evil Dr. Miracle (baritone Gaétan Laperrière).
Devlish Dapertutto (baritone Gaétan Laperrière) orders the courtesan Giulietta (soprano Georgia Jarman) to steal Hoffmann’s reflection.
The poet Hoffmann (tenor Gerard Powers) consoles the opera’s composer, Offenbach (tenor Matthew DiBattista) who is killed by his own music. A Muse (Maria Vickers) emerges full of sorrow.
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