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Dates

Tue 18 Sep, 7.30pm

Tickets

€38/35

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Irish National Opera

The Tales of Hoffmann

Jacques Offenbach

One narrator. Drunk. The story of the women in his life. The complications of his current love and his current rival.  And an evil shadow that follows him everywhere. 
 
Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann is a lyrical, effervescent opera with some of the 19th-century’s greatest tunes.
 
Director Tom Creed places the emotional roller-coaster of Hoffmann’s life and the characters of his world — 21 different roles sung by 16 singers — in a sharp contemporary setting.
 
Eloquent tenor Julian Hubbard is the luckless hero. Spectacular soprano Claudia Boyle deftly morphs into the four women he is obsessed with. Majestic mezzo soprano Gemma Ní Bhriain tries to hold it all together as his staunch friend, Nicklausse.  And some of Ireland’s best singing talent joins in the fray.
 
Cast:
Hoffmann - Julian Hubbard 
Olympia / Antonia / Giulietta / Stella  - Claudia Boyle 
Nicklausse - Gemma Ní Bhriain 
Lindorf / Coppélius / Miracle / Dappertutto - John Molloy 
Andrès / Cochenille /Franz / Pitichinaccio -  Andrew Gavin 
Crespel -  Brendan Collins 
The Voice - Carolyn Holt 
Spalanzani - Fearghal Curtis 
Schlemihl - Kevin Neville 
Nathanaël - Peter O’Reilly 
Hermann - Cormac Lawlor 
Luther - Robert McAllister 
Amy Ní Fhearraigh, Corina Ignat, Martha O’Brien, Conor Breen
Irish National Opera Chorus & Ensemble