English Touring Opera Presents Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Snape Maltings Concert Hall (map)
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, United Kingdom IP171SR
The Snape Maltings concert hall will host the 64th Aldeburgh Festival this year, as well as a host of other events over the year.
From the master of French operetta, who virtually reinvented comic opera in France, this work of genius, studded with famous melodies, is as dark a comedy as you can get. No wonder, you might say – for it is based on the brilliant, bizarre stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann. Offenbach’s masterpiece has had many lives – and this new production by James Bonas promises to be inventive, and highly theatrical, matching the virtuoso talents of young tenor Sam Furness in the title role, ETO favourite Ilona Domnich as his three heroines, and Warwick Fyfe (2014 Helpmann Award winner, for his performance of Alberich for Opera Australia) as the three villains.