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Les Contes d'Hoffmann - 13 December 2008 Evening 7.30pm

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Antonio Pappano
Chorus Director Renato Balsadonna
Concert Master Peter Manning
Cast
The Muse of Poetry, later disguised as Nicklausse, Hoffmann's companion Kristine Jepson
Councillor Lindorf
an unscrupulous politician
Gidon Saks
Andrès
Stella's private secretary
Graham Clark
Luther
a tavern proprietor
Lynton Black
Hermann
a student
Changhan Lim
Nathanael
a student
Ji-Min Park
Hoffmann
a poet
Rolando Villazón
Spalanzani
an eccentric inventor
Robin Leggate
Cochenille
Spalanzani's servant
Graham Clark
Olympia
a mechanical doll, Spalanzani's 'daughter'
Vassiliki Karayanni
Coppélius
an itinerant optician
Gidon Saks
Giulietta
a courtesan
Christine Rice
Pittichinaccio
Giulietta's servant
Graham Clark
Schlemil
Giulietta's lover
Kostas Smoriginas
Dappertutto
a collector of human spirits
Gidon Saks
Antonia
Crespel's frail daughter
Katie Van Kooten
Crespel
a collector of musical instruments
Matthew Rose
Frantz
Crespel's servant
Graham Clark
Miracle
a doctor
Gidon Saks
Spirit of Antonia's mother Gaynor Keeble
Stella
an Italian prima donna
Olga Sabadoch
Tavern habitués, waiters, students, opera audience, Spalanzani's guests, Venetians, shadows, cherubs, muses The Royal Opera Chorus
Extra Chorus
Actors
Children from A Chance to Dance
Euston Children from The Place
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Language: French
Surtitled by: Jonathan Burton
Durations: Prologue and Act I: 6.04-7.16pm, Act II: 7.50-8.19pm, Act III and Epilogue: 8.46-9.48pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 13 December 2008 (in Royal Opera House Collections)