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Offenbach: Les contes d’Hoffmann

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June 9., Wednesday 20:00

Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage

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Opera Highlights

Every Wednesday at 8 p.m., we broadcast highlights of the operas that had to be cancelled. Starting with Edgar by Puccini, viewers can see the most important excerpts featuring soloists of the Hungarian State Opera accompanied by piano. To enhance the experience, the costumes and parts of the sets created for the productions will also feature in these broadcasts.

Productions on stream:

23 September 2020 Puccini: EDGAR 
30 September 2020Puccini: MANON LESCALUT
7 October 2020 Bizet: CARMEN
14 October 2020 Verdi: UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
21 October 2020 Kodály: SPINNING ROOM 
28 October 2020 Testoni:  FANTASIO / FORTUNIO
4 November 2020 Offenbach: DIE RHEINNIXEN
11 November 2020 Mozart: THE IMPRESARIO / Menotti: THE TELEPHONE
18 November 2020 Gyöngyösi: THE MASTER AND MARGARITA
25 November 2020. R. Strauss: DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
2 December 2020 Mozart: L'OCA DELH CAIRO,OSSIA LO SPOSO DELUSO
9 December 2020 Saint-Saëns: SAMSON AND DELILAH
16 December 2020 Beethoven: FIDELIO
23 December 2020 Mozart: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
30 December 2020 J. Strauss: THE BAT

6 January 2021 Verdi: LA TRAVIATA
13 January 2021 Kenessey: THE WOMAN AND THE GOLD / Örkény – Tóth: THE TÓT FAMILY
20 January 2021 J. Strauss: THE GYPSY BARON 
27 January 2021 Orff: CARMINA BURANA
3 February 2021 Goldmark: DIE KÖNIGIN VON SABA
10 February 2021 THE HUNGARIAN OPERA DAY
17 February 2021 Massenet: WERTHER  
24 February 2021 Puccini: MADAMA BUTTERFLY 
3 March 2021 Lendvay: THE RESPECTFUL PROSTITUTE / Saint-Saëns: THE YELLOW PRINCESSE
15 March 2021 Erkel: BÁNK BÁN
5 May 2021 Mascagni: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI
12 May 2021 Purcell: THE FAIRY QUEEN
19 May 2021 Debussy: PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE
23 May 2021 Wagner: PARSIFAL
24 May 2021 Bach – Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: ST MATTHEW PASSION
26 May 2021 Giordano: ANDREA CHÉNIER 
2 June 2021 Verdi: FALSTAFF
9 June 2021 Offenbach: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN 
16 June 2021 Donizetti: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT
23 June 2021 Meyerbeer: LES HUGUENOTS

OFFENBACH: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN
What makes the stories of E. T. A. Hoffmann so memorable is the spectacular combination of an unbridled imagination and actual social situations. In his unfinished final work, Offenbach departs from the style of his hilariously satirical operettas, which are full of the witty and mocking social criticism of his era. Naturally, this work is not devoid of humour either, but the poet’s romantic adventures are dominated by dark, sometimes fateful, chromatic nuances. Accompanying Hoffmann throughout his search for the absolute ideal of femininity and bringing him misery are four wicked characters, forcing him to constantly confront death even in his state of amorous intoxication. With these stories constituted of both the real world and a hair-raising imaginary one, the composer leads his listeners into a universe where the border between dreams and reality is easily blurred.

CAST
Olympia: Réka Jónás
Antonia / Giulietta: Lilla Horti
Hoffmann: Boldizsár László
Nicklausse: Viktória Mester
A voice: Judit Németh
Spalanzani: Tibor Szappanos
Crespel: Géza Gábor
Cochenille / Pittichinaccio: András Kőrösi
Coppélius / Dapertutto / Miracle: Péter Kálmán
Schlemil: Bence Pataki

Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák
Featuring on piano: Erika Dallos

Highlights staged by Judit Niklai

Details

Location
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Date
June 9, 2021
Start time
8 p.m.
End time
9 p.m.

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