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New production of Offenbach’s ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ at Staatsoper Hamburg

Angela Brower begins the 2021/22 season performing her signature roles of The Muse and Nicklausse in a new production of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Staatsoper Hamburg. Featuring a new production by Daniele Finzi Pasca – the director of the acclaimed Cirque du Soleil production Corteo – performances will take place on September 4, 7, 10, 16, 19, 22, and 25.

Ms. Brower will be joined by a fantastic roster of artists, including Benjamin Bernheim as Hoffmann, Olga Peretyatko as Olympia, Giulietta, Stella and Antonia, and Luca Pisaroni as the Four Villains. Kent Nagano conducts the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg and Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper.

“American mezzo-soprano Angela Brower was an excellent Nicklausse/Muse. Her violin aria, “Vois sous l’archet”, was gorgeously sung and provided one of the evening’s most poignant moments: with Hoffmann climbing the stairs to Antonia’s room, Nicklausse futilely tries to inspire the poet to pursue his creative gift over another ill-fated love affair. Though doomed to fail, her cares for Hoffman’s gift and his heart were clear in Brower’s impassioned singing.” (Bachtrack)

Photo credit: Rebecca Fay