Opera de Paris: THE TALES OF HOFFMANN10th March, 2017
Ramón Vargas will lead an incredible cast in Robert Carsen’s spectacular production of Offenbach’s dazzling final opera, a work that combines fantasy, gravity and humour in an unexpectedly innovative synthesis of opera buffa, romantic opera and grand opera. This adaptation of three tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with a sprinkling of Goethe’s Faust, portrays the German poet as both narrator and hero recounting his love affairs with Olympia, Antonia and Giuletta. Philippe Jordan conducts. Captured live at Opera Bastille Paris, 15 Nov 2016.