Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Jacques Offenbach


Libretto: Jules Barbier and Michel Carre based on stories by E.T.A Hoffmann

First Performance: Opera comique, Paris, February 10, 1881

First performance at the Israeli Opera: May 20, 1989

First performance of this production: February 16, 2007

Conductor           Frederic Chaslin
Director Nicolas Joel
Revival Director Stephan Roche
Set Designer Ezio Frigerio
Costume Designer Franca Squarciapino
Lighting Designer Vincio Cheli
Lighting Revival Yehiel Orgal




Hoffmann Antonio Nagore
Carlo Scibelli
Nicklausse Elena Belfiore
Iriny Kariani
4 Villians  Duccio del Monte
Vladimir Braun
Olympia Ekaterina Lakhina
  Hila Baggio
Antonia Nicoletta Ardelean
  Ira Bertman
Giulietta Larissa Tetuev

Andres, Cochenille,
Franz and Pitichinaccio

Guy Mannheim
Luther Sorin Semilian
Hermann Alexei Kanunikoff
Nathanael Yosef Aridan
Spalanzani Sami Bechar

Crespel, Schlemil

Noah Briger
The ghost of
Antonia’s mother
Svetlana Sandler

The Israeli Opera Chorus

Conductor Leonti Wolf

The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

Surtitles: Israel Ouval 

Sung in French
Surtitles in English and Hebrew

One man, three ladies, three love stories in one huge drama. Hoffmann the poet contemplates the real essence of his three Imaginative love affairs. A riveting opera about the notion of and the search after true love in a colorful and impressive new production.


Production Album

Photos: Yossi Zwecker        



Fri. 16.2 (13:00), Sat 17.2 (20:00), Mon 19.2 (20:00), Tues 20.2 (20:00),

Thurs 22.2 (20:00), Fri 23.2 (13:00), Sat 24.2 (20:00), Sun 25.2 (20:00),

Mon 26.2 (20:00), Wed 28.2 (20:00), Fri 2.3 (13:00), Sat 3.3 (20:00),

Towards opening: Sat 10.2 (11:00)

Before the show back stage tours: Tues 20.2 (19:00), Sun 25.2 (19:00), Mon 26.2 (19:00)

סיורים מאחורי הקלעים: ג` 20.2 (19:00), א` 25.2 (19:00), ב` 26.2 (19:00)


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