Conductor: Jesus Lopez Cobos Stage Director: Robert Carsen
Picture Format: 16:9 anamorph Sound Format: LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 Running Time: 173 Mins Region Code: PAL All Booklet Languages: GB, F, D Recording Date: October 2002
A vibrant and dazzling production from the Opera National de Paris' 2002 season. Robert Carsen brings his Contes bang up to date with an enviable cast including Neil Shicoff, who has performed the role of Hoffmann internationally, and Bryn Terfel.
"Shicoff, sounding uncannily like Domingo in voice and accent, is a sensitive and ardent Hoffmann" -Gramophone
Hoffmann Neil Shicoff La Muse/Nicklausse Susanne Mentzer Lindorf, Coppelius Bryn Terfel Dr. Miracle Dapertutto Andres, Cochenille Michel Senechal Frantz Pitichinaccio Olympia Desiree Rancatore Antonia Ruth Ann Swenson Giulietta Beatrice Uria-Monzon La Voix Nora Gubisch Nathanael Jean-Luc Maurette Spalanzani Christian Jean Hermann Josep Miquel Ribot Schlemil Nigel Smith Luther, Crespel Alain Vernhes Stella Bambi Floquet