Benjamin Bernheim stars in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Benjamin Bernheim stars in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Staatsoper Hamburg

Production Date: 22/09/2021
182 Min

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