Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Grand Teatre de Geneve)

Overview

Jacques Offenbach's 5-act opéra fantastique Tales of Hoffmann (1881) receives an interpretation by the Gran Théâtre de Genève in this 2008 stage production. It stars Marc Laho as Hoffmann, and, as his three ill-fated romantic conquests (all variations of the same woman): Patricia Petibon as Olympia, Rachel Harnisch as Antonia and Maria Riccarda Wesseling as Giulietta. Three different musical ensembles provide accompaniment: the Chœur du Grand Théâtre de Genève (under the direction of chorus master Ching Lien-Wu),...
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Overview

Jacques Offenbach's 5-act opéra fantastique Tales of Hoffmann (1881) receives an interpretation by the Gran Théâtre de Genève in this 2008 stage production. It stars Marc Laho as Hoffmann, and, as his three ill-fated romantic conquests (all variations of the same woman): Patricia Petibon as Olympia, Rachel Harnisch as Antonia and Maria Riccarda Wesseling as Giulietta. Three different musical ensembles provide accompaniment: the Chœur du Grand Théâtre de Genève (under the direction of chorus master Ching Lien-Wu), the Chœur Orpheus de Sofia (under the direction of chorus master Krum Maximov) and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (under the co-direction of concertmaster Bogdan Zvoristeanu and musical director Patrick Davin). Olivier Py did the stage direction and lighting, while Pierre-André Weitz designed the sets and costumes.
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Special Features

Aprés le Spectacle / After the Show; Exclusive interviews with Olivier Py, Patricia Petibon, Marc Laho, Patrick Davin
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/2009
  • EAN: 3760115300491
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Bel Air Classiques
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo / DTS
  • Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 2:51:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 55,477

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marc Laho Hoffman
Stella Doufexis La Muse/Nicklausse
Nicolas Cavallier Lindorf/Coppélius/Miracle/Dapertutto
Eric Huchet Andrés/Cochenille/Frantz/Pitichinaccio
Patricia Petibon Olympia
Rachel Harnisch Antonia
Maria Riccarda Wesseling Giulietta
Nadine Denize La Voix de la Mére d'Antonia
Francisco Vas Spalanzani
Bernard Deletré Schlemil
René Schirrer Luther
Gilles Cachemaille Crespel
Bisser Terziyski Nathanaël
Romaric Braun Hermann
Delphine Beaulieu Stella
Technical Credits
Philippe Béziat Director
Patrick Davin Musical Direction/Supervision
Xavier Dubois Producer
François Duplat Producer
Pierre-André Weitz Costumes/Costume Designer, Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Contes d'Hoffmann
2. Glou! Glou! Glou!... [2:01]
3. La Vérite, Dit-On, Sortait d'un Puits [1:34]
4. Le Conseiller Lindorf, Morbleu! [3:51]
5. Dans les Rôles d'Amoureux Langoureux [3:14]
6. L'Entracte Commence [2:06]
7. Vive Dieu! Mes Amis [3:27]
8. Il Était une Fois à la Cour d'Eisenbach [4:27]
9. À la Bonne Heure au Moins [5:10]
10. Entracte / Là!... Dors en Paix [9:40]
11. Une Poupée aux Yeux d'Émail [5:49]
12. Non Aucun Hôte Vraiment [8:49]
13. Les Oiseaux dans la Charmille [5:12]
14. Il Se Sont Éloignés! Enfin! [8:32]
15. Ah! Vivre Deux! [1:29]
16. Tu Me Fuis? [:55]
17. Oui, Pauvres Fous [1:20]
Disc #2 -- Contes d'Hoffmann
1. Elle a Fui, la Tourterelle [7:52]
2. Jour et Nuit Je Me Mets en Quatre [4:16]
3. Enfin Je Vais Savoir Pourquoi [1:48]
4. Vois Sous l'Archet Frémissant [3:45]
5. C'est une Chanson d'Amour [8:34]
6. Pour Conjurer le Danger [9:32]
7. Tu ne Chanteras Plus? [12:19]
8. Belle Nuit, Ô Nuit d'Amour [3:56]
9. Amis, l'Amour Tendre et Rêveur [4:33]
10. Tourne, Tourne Miroir [5:26]
11. Vénus dit à Fortune [4:16]
12. Viens Tenter ta Chance [4:13]
13. Ô Dieu, de Quelle Ivresse [4:01]
14. In Flagranti / Hélas, Mon Cœur s'Égare [8:01]
15. Entracte / Voilà Quelle Fut Histoire [3:44]
16. Tout se Décide [1:46]
17. Pour le Cœur de Phrygné [1:27]
18. Oublie Ton Rêve [:55]
19. Des Cendres de Ton Cœur [6:44]
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Menu

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