Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
One of the world's greatest operas, a one-of-a-kind work of fantasy and musical genius that has delighted audiences for generations. It is three stories in one, each in its own unique setting, all built around a search for love by a romantic poet.
Our hero Hoffmann first falls for Olympia who is a mechanical doll that he can view through a pair of scientifically-invented glasses that make the doll appear to be human. Others know better.
His second love is the beguiling Giulietta, who has been promised a diamond by the nefarious captain Dapertutto if she steals Hoffmann's reflection/soul in a mirror. She seduces him and it all ends very badly.
He tries for a third time with Antonia, a young woman sadly destined to die if she sings. She promises to keep silent but struggles to resist the entreaties of Doctor Miracle.
Hoffmann's friend Nicklausse who has accompanied him throughout, is revealed as his Muse. Chastened by his failure in the quest for love, Hoffmann chooses art and poetry..
Artistic Director - Jennifer Tung
Music Director - Ivan Jovanovic
Stage Director - Jessica Derventzis
Sets - Gabe Graziano
Costumes - Erin Gerofsky
Lighting - Chris Humphrey
Hoffmann - Ryan Harper (Nov 21 & 23)
Christopher Miller (Nov 24)
Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta - Nicole Dubinsky
Stella, Voice of Antonias mother - Zoe Clark
Nicklausse, The Muse - Alex Hetherington
Lindorf, Coppélius, Miracle, Dapertutto - Dylan Wright
Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio - Jeffrey Smith
Crespel, Hermann - Austin Larusson
Nathanael, Spalanzani - Tony Bittar-Sayegh
Luther, Peter Schlémil - Chad Quigley
Al Green Theatre (View)
750 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
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