“The tales of Hoffmann” at the Oslo Opera House

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December 4, 2013 to December 31, 2013

The tales of Hoffmann

Jacques Offenbach

 

talesofhoffmanThe author and poet Hoffmann sits in a pub, quite inebriated, and telling stories from his life. So starts Jacques Offenbach’s only opera, The Tales of Hoffmann. Best known for his sharply satirical French operettas, Offenbach here takes as his point of departure three novels by the author E.T.A. Hoffmann, famous for his romantic, dark and bizarre stories. Offenbach intertwines these tales with Hoffmann’s own life to give a fascinating – and at times disturbing – fable about love, both of women and of art. I three dream sequences – or hallucinations – we meet Hoffmann’s three great loves: the doll Olympia, the singer Antonia and the courtesan Giulietta.

talesofHoffman2Offenbach died before the opera was finished, since when it has been presented in several different versions based on the outlines left by the composer. The Norwegian National Opera’s production is directed by Spain’s Calixto Bieito, known for his original and often controversial interpretations of both plays and operas. He has previously attracted attention with his productions of Ibsen’s Brand and Peer Gynt at the Bergen International Festival, which were both also performed at theNational Theatre in Oslo.

  • Music: Jacques Offenbach
  • Libretto: Jules Barbier
  • Conductor: Stefan Blunier
  • Direction: Calixto Bieito
  • Set Design: Rebecca Ringst
  • Costumes: Ingo Krügler
  • <:time datetime=”PT3H30M” itemprop=”duration”>3 hours and 30 minutes / 1 break
  • 7 productions / From December 4. to December 31.
  • Premier December 4. 2013 / Main House

 

Mainroles

  • Hoffmann

    Nils Harald Sødal
    Playing the following days
    • 12/4/2013
    • 12/9/2013
    • 12/12/2013
    • 12/17/2013
    • 12/27/2013
    • 12/29/2013
    • 12/31/2013
  • Lindorf/Dapertutto/Coppelius/Dr. Miracle

    Alex Esposito
    Playing the following days
    • 12/4/2013
    • 12/9/2013
    • 12/12/2013
    • 12/17/2013
    • 12/27/2013
    • 12/29/2013
    Simon Neal
    Playing the following days
    • 12/31/2013
  • Olympia

    Mari Eriksmoen
    Playing the following days
    • 12/4/2013
    • 12/9/2013
    • 12/12/2013
    • 12/17/2013
    • 12/27/2013
    • 12/29/2013
    • 12/31/2013
  • Antonia

    Marita Sølberg
    Playing the following days
    • 12/4/2013
    • 12/9/2013
    • 12/12/2013
    • 12/17/2013
    • 12/27/2013
    • 12/29/2013
    • 12/31/2013
  • Giulietta

    Randi Stene
    Playing the following days
    • 12/4/2013
    • 12/9/2013
    • 12/12/2013
    • 12/17/2013
    • 12/27/2013
    • 12/29/2013
    • 12/31/2013
  • Niklausse

    Ingeborg Gillebo
    Playing the following days
    • 12/4/2013
    • 12/9/2013
    • 12/12/2013
    • 12/17/2013
    • 12/27/2013
    • 12/29/2013
    • 12/31/2013

Other roles

December 4, 2013 Wed    Time   7:00 PM
December 9, 2013 Mon Time 7:00 PM
December 12, 2013 Thu Time 7:00 PM
December 17, 2013 Tue Time 7:00 PM
December 27, 2013 Fri Time 6:00 PM
December 29, 2013 Sun Time 6:00 PM
December 31, 2013 Tue Time 4:00 PM
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