Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Offenbach at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), 'opéra fantastique' in five acts by Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880); Jules Barbier's libretto after the play by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré based on works by E.T.A. Hoffmann; First performance in Paris, Opéra-Comique, February 10, 1881; Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Jacques Lacombe (Conductor); Choeur de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Stefano Visconti (Chorus Master); Jean-Louis Grinda (Stage Direction); Laurent Castaingt (Sets), David Belugou (Costumes), Laurent Castaingt (Lighting); Juan Diego Flórez (Hoffmann); Olga Peretyatko (Olympia, Antonia, Giuletta, Stella); Nicolas Courjal (Lindorf, Coppélius, Dr Miracle, Dapertutto); Sophie Marilley (Nicklausse); Rodolphe Briand (Andrés, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio); Marc Larcher (Nathanaël); Yuri Kissin (Hermann/ Schlemil); Antoine Garcin (Luther); Reinaldo Macias (Spalanzani); Paata Burchuladze (Crespel); Christine Solhosse (La Mére d'Antonia); Recorded on January 28th and 31st at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo; TV Director, Stéphan Aubé (154 min)