"Les contes d'Hoffmann" will open on the 28th of February
Opera "Les contes d'Hoffmann" will open on the 28th of February.
"Les contes d'Hoffmann" is Jacques OFFENBACH's sole opera, best known for its "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" ("Beauteous Night, O Night of Love"), other highlights including the "Chanson de Kleinzach" ("Song of little Zaches") sung by Hoffman, and that ultimate showcase of coloratura soprano singing, the "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" ("The birds in the arbour") aria sung by Olympia.
This is Philippe ARLAUD's 2003 production at the New National Theatre Tokyo. He brings added depth to the work with radiating wit and humour, as well as effective use of fluorescent colours, bringing out the sense of fantasy of the work.
Sébastien ROULAND, the conductor, appears at the New National Theatre Tokyo, for the first time. This eminent Offenbach scholar brings his interpretations of French music. Hoffman is played by Dmitri KORCHAK, who enjoyed critical acclaim in 2016 in "Werther", making another appearance here in French opera, in which he excels. Lena BELKINA, a star of bel canto, plays Nicklausse, La Muse.
Tickets are available for purchase from here.
Venue : Opera House
Tickets : S Seats 21,600 yen / A Seats 16,200 yen / B Seats 10,800 yen / C Seats 6,480 yen / D Seats 3,240 yen
Z Seats (Day Tickets) 1,620yen