Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman from Barcelona

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Offenbach's 'The Tales of Hoffman' from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona. Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona. (Prensa Licieu)

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Offenbach's magnum opus, The Tales of Hoffman, in a production from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona. The title character is played by tenor Michael Spyyres. Hoffmann's three loves are sung by three different sopranos — Kathleen Kim, Tatiana Pavlovskaya and Natalie Dessay — while the multiple villain roles are all sung by bass-baritone Laurent Naouri.

Cast:

Conductor: Stéphane Denève

Hoffmann: Michael Spyres (tenor)

Coppelius/Miracle/Dapertutto: Laurent Naouri (bass-baritone)

Antonia: Natalie Dessay (soprano)

Olympia: Kathleen Kim (soprano) 

Giulietta: Tatiana Pavlovskaya (soprano)

Niklausse/Muse: Michele Losier (mezzo-soprano)

Spalanzani: Manel Esteve (baritone)

Stella: Susana Cordón (soprano)

Andrès/Cochenille/Frantz: Francisco Vas (tenor)

Crespel: Carlos Chausson (bass)

Schlemil: Isaac Galán (bass)

Voice of Antonia's Mother: Salomé Haller (soprano)

Liceu Orchestra and Chorus

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