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DVD + Blu-Ray:
Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann from Amsterdam

Author: C Major Entertainment

“Spectacular” (Trouw), “This production effortlessly fascinates from start to finish” (Theaterkrant), “Unanimous applause for all!” (NMZ).

  • Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann from Amsterdam | Copyright: © Unitel, C Major Entertainment

    Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann from Amsterdam © Unitel, C Major Entertainment

  • Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann from Amsterdam | Copyright: © Dutch National Opera/BAUS

    Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann from Amsterdam © Dutch National Opera/BAUS

  • Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann from Amsterdam | Copyright: © Dutch National Opera/BAUS

    Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann from Amsterdam © Dutch National Opera/BAUS

The title role of “Les contes d’Hoffmann”, Jacques Offenbach’s most ambitious opera, requires an exceptional tenor. The Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam found him in John Osborn. He beautifully shows the sufferings of Hoffmann, the prototype of the German romantic period artist, in the “enormously clever production” (Concerti) by Tobias Kratzer.

Among the top vocal cast are Nina Minasyan, Ermonela Jaho and Christine Rice as the three women in Hoffmann’s “tales”. Vocal powerhouse Erwin Schrott sparkles with devilish charisma and Carlo Rizzi excels on the rostrum of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. “Spectacular” (Trouw); “This production effortlessly fascinates from start to finish” (Theaterkrant); “Unanimous applause for all!” (NMZ).

Original title Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Genre Opera
Recording location Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam 2019
Duration 165 mins
Production Company A production of Dutch National Opera in cooperation with UNITEL
Composer Jacques Offenbach
Orchestra / Band Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Carlo Rizzi
Choir Dutch National Opera Chorus
Chorus Master Ching-Lien Wu
Soloist Erwin Schrott, John Osborne, Nina Minasyan, Ermonela Jaho, Christine Rice, Irene Roberts
Stage Director Tobias Kratzer

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