Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman from Barcelona

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Offenbach's <em>The Tales of Hoffman</em> from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona.

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