OFFENBACH, J.: Contes d'Hoffmann (Les) (Opera de Bilbao, 2006)

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Date of Production: 15-05-2006
Venue: Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao
Playing Time: 03:05:00
Catalogue Number: OA0968D
UPC: 809478009689

Synopsis

Giancarlo Del Monaco's passionate and intelligent production of Jacques Offenbach's magnum opus creates a climactic kaleidoscope of deep and convincing emotions. A highly credible incarnation of the pitiable Kleinzach he sings about, Aquiles Machado is the poet who loses his romantic idealism, his reflection and finally his soul to a 'trio of charming enchantresses'. Conductor Alain Guingal inspires the superbly dramatic cast, including Maria Bayo, Milagros Poblador, Valentina Kutzarova and Katharine Goeldner, in an outstanding recording.

Bonus features:

- Interviews with Maria Bayo, Aquiles Machado and Juan Carlos Matellanes

- Illustrated Synopsis
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