Ramón Vargas leads an incredible cast in Robert Carsen’s spectacular production of Offenbach’s dazzling final opera, a work that combines fantasy, gravity and humour in an unexpectedly innovative synthesis of opera buffa, romantic opera and grand opera.
This adaptation of three tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with a sprinkling of Goethe’s Faust, portrays the German poet as both narrator and hero recounting his love affairs with Olympia (Nadine Koutcher), Antonia (Ermonela Jaho) and Giuletta (Kate Aldrich). Opera de Paris Musical Director Philippe Jordan conducts.
Please note programme change: the previously billed Jonas Kaufmann was unable to perform in this production.