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    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 Joseph Almog 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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