Benjamin Bernheim stars in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Performance date: 22/09/2021
Tenor Benjamin Bernheim scored a critical triumph when he first performed the title role in Offenbach's fantastical final opera – which imagines surreal and disturbing amorous episodes in the life of the Romantic poet E. T. A. Hoffmann – in this colourful 2021 Hamburg production by Daniele Finzi Pasca. He leads an outstanding cast, which also includes soprano Olga Peretyatko as all four objects of Hoffmann's affection, bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni embodying the four villains, and mezzo-soprano Angela Brower singing the Muse and Hoffmann's companion, Nicklausse. In the pit, conductor Kent Nagano secures stylish and idiomatic playing from the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra.
- Benjamin Bernheim (Tenor), Angela Brower (Mezzo-Soprano), Bernhard Hansky (Baritone), Dongwon Kang (Tenor), Han Kim (Bass), Olga Peretyatko (Soprano), Luca Pisaroni (Baritone), Gideon Poppe (Tenor), Jürgen Sacher (Tenor), Daniel Schliewa (Tenor), Kristina Stanek (Mezzo-Soprano), Martin Summer (Bass)
- Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
- Kent Nagano
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Luca Pisaroni, Christiane Karg, Sonya Yoncheva, Thomas Hampson, Angela Brower, Anne Sofie von Otter, Maurizio Muraro, Rolando Villazón, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin