Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Wed, 09. Mar 2022, 19:30
In Barrie Kosky's bizarrely bizarre production of Les Contes d'Hoffmann , the titular artist loses himself in a disturbing nightmare of his own fantasies. In Hoffmann's exaggerated sensibility, Mozart's Don Giovanni becomes the starting point of a madness-driven journey through bizarre worlds; the idolatrous admiration for the singer of Donna Anna gives birth to ever new images of women: the soulless doll Olympia, the terminally ill singer Antonia, the heartless courtesan Giulietta. Haunted by his own demons, there is no way back to reality for Hoffmann. "Deadly blackness, lurid entertainment balance each other out: a mad, confused Hoffmann spectacle, perfectly served." [FAZ]
Jacques OffenbachOpéra fantastique in five acts .Libretto by Jules Barbier after the drama of the same name by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré. Edited by Michael Kaye and Jean-Christophe Keck.
12 – 74 €