Jonas Kaufmann will lead an incredible cast in Robert Carsen’s spectacular production of Offenbach’s dazzling final opera, a work that combines fantasy, gravity and humour in an unexpectedly innovative synthesis of opera buffa, romantic opera and grand opera. This adaptation of three tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with a sprinkling of Goethe’s Faust, portrays the German poet as both narrator and hero recounting his love affairs with Olympia, Antonia and Giuletta. Philippe Jordan conducts.
Director: Robert Carsen. Conductor: Philippe Jordan. Cast: Jonas Kaufmann, Ermonela Jaho. Duration: approx. 34hrs 15min incl. interval. Sung in French, with English subtitles.
Screening 10.30am Sun 12 March at Cinema Paradiso