Monday, October 31, 2011

Les contes d'Hoffmann anglo-bavarois (trailer added)

Yes, all the eyes and ears of the opera world will be in Munich for the tonight's opening of the Richard Jones production of Les contes d'Hoffmann.
Yours Truly will not be there, but I should remind you that Arte-TV will broadcast the show only 3 weeks after the premiere: Monday, November 21 at 20:40 (cet) Thursday, December 29 at 22:00 (cet)

Note also that the tonight's premiere will be live broadcast on the BR-Klassik website starting from 19:00 (cet).

Always wonderful Diana Olympia Damrau [debut in 3 roles -- she already sang Olympia in Mannheim]

Like Krzysztof Warlikowski, Richard Jones too seems to have been inspired by Amy Winehouse -- one of the most fascinating pop personalities of our time. 

Sneak peek in the video below:

and in the first 6 photos to appear -- click to enlarge [©Bayerische Staatsoper]:



  1. I'll be there on November 25th (so probably without Villazon...) and will review it (and La Fura's Turandot ten days later) !

  2. Veinard! ;)
    I'm glad it will be on TV. Turandot instead is not my thing.

    I'm off to Berlin. I'll have time to blog about a bunch of production I didn't have time to blog about before.

  3. Having trouble streaming demand archive of Les contes d'Hoffmann. Can anyone help and advise how? Thanks.