Les contes d'Hoffmann

Les contes d'Hoffmann | New production

Opéra-fantastique in five acts (1881)
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Libretto by Jules Barbier based on the play by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Edited by Michael Kaye und Jean-Christophe Keck


actor role
Conductor Riccardo Frizza
Director Roland Geyer
collaboration Rainer Vierlinger
Set design and costumes Herbert Murauer
Light design Norbert Chmel
Choreograph Peter Karolyi
Hoffmann Arturo Chacón-Cruz
Lindorf | Coppélius | Le docteur Miracle | Le capitaine Dapertutto John Relyea
La Muse | Nicklausse | Stella Roxana Constantinescu
Stella | Olympia | Antonia | Giulietta Marlis Petersen
Wolfram | Fotograf | Frantz | Pitichinaccio Erik Årman
Spalanzani Oliver Ringelhahn
Luther | Crespel Pavel Kudinov
Schlémil | Hermann Martijn Cornet
Nathanael Julien Behr
Wilhelm Maciej Idziorek
Le mere d´Antonia Ann-Beth Solvang
Orchestra Wiener Symphoniker
Chorus Arnold Schoenberg Chor
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July 2012
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Riccardo Frizza


Riccardo FrizzaRiccardo Frizza, born in Brescia, studied in Milano, Pescara and Verona. He appeared in guest performances amongst others in Parma, Lyon, Brüssel, Barcelona, Genua, Florenz, St. Petersburg, Madrid and Washington as well as at the Festivals in Pesaro, Spoleto and Aix-en-Provence. He conducted concerts beside others with Orchestre National de Belgique and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. His repertoire includes the italian operas of the 19th century, mostly the works of Rossini. At the Sferisterio Opera Festival in Macerata he recently conducted Mozarts Don Giovanni. CDs include amongst others Donizettis La fille du régiment, Martinůs Mirandolina, Solo-Recitals with Erwin Schrott (Decca) and Juan Diego Flórez (decorated with the Cannes Classical Award) as well as on DVD u.a. Rossinis Tancredi. Forthcoming performances include amongst others Puccinis Manon Lescaut and Verdis Otello at the New National Theater Tokio, Falstaff in Seattle, Donizettis Anna Bolena in Dresden, Lucrezia Borgia in San Francisco and Rossinis Armida (new production) at Metropolitan Opera.