Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” in Tokyo

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Les Contes d’Hoffmann

    • 2013/2014 Season
    • Jacqus Offenbach : Les Contes d’Hoffmann
      Opera in 5 Acts
      Sung in French with Japanese Supertitles
    • OPERA HOUSE
  • PERFORMANCES

    2013
    November 28 December 1 December 4 December 7 December 10
    Thu Sun Wed Sat Tue
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    6:30
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    6:30

The NNTT presents the Philippe Arlaud production of this fantastic love story. Les Contes d’Hoffmann is composer Jacques Offenbach’s only opera. It features the well-known song “Barcarolle”, while Olympia’s aria “Les oiseaux dans la charmille” (“The Doll Song”) for coloratura soprano is a highlight of the opera. This was the first Arlaud production to be mounted at NNTT, and it really explores the depths of the source material. The costumes exhibit great wit and humor, and day-glo colors are used to great effect in the dark stage space to bring out the fantastic elements of the original work. On the podium will be Paris-born conductor Frédéric Chaslin. In his NNTT debut, Arturo Chacón-Cruz will sing the role of Hoffmann. The three women Hoffman loves will be played by Kouda Hiroko, Hamada Rie, and Yokoyama Keiko; their appearance together on a single stage is something audiences won’t want to miss.

  • OPERA HOUSE

STAFF

Conductor : Frederic Chaslin
Production, Scenery, Lighting Design : Philippe Arlaud
Costume Design : Andrea Uhmann
Choreographer : Ueda Haruka


(Conductor)
Frederic Chaslin

(Production, Scenery, Lighting Design)
Philippe Arlaud

CAST

Hoffmann : Arturo Chacon-Cruz
Nicklausse, La Muse : Angela Brower
Olympia : Kouda Hiroko
Antonia : Hamada Rie
Giulietta : Yokoyama Keiko
Lindorf, Coppelius, Miracle, Dapertutto : Mark S. Doss
Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio : Takahashi Jun
Luther, Crespel : Osawa Ken
Spalanzani : Shibayama Masanobu
Schlemil : Aoyama Takashi
La voix de la mere, Stella : Yamashita Makiko

Chorus : New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra : Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

Photos

(Hoffmann)
Arturo Chacon-Cruz
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(Nicklausse, La Muse)
Angela Brower
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(Olympia)
Kouda Hiroko
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(Antonia)
Hamada Rie
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(Giulietta)
Yokoyama Keiko
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(Lindorf, Coppelius, Miracle, Dapertutto)
Mark S. Doss
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(Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio)
Takahashi Jun
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One Response to Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” in Tokyo

  1. Pingback: Barcarolle from ‘Les contes d’Hoffmann’ by Offenbach | euzicasa

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