Ljubljana

Les Contes D'Hoffmann

Friday Nov 23 19:30 …       Župančičeva 1
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After he had completed his studies of music in Paris, Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880) first became a splendid violoncellist and later on a composer who not only ruled on the Parisian stages for more than thirty years, but was also considered a great dramatist and composer, excelling both in melody and compositional technique, and boasting a knack for comedy, parody and poetry as well as a great sense of theatre. Besides a myriad of shorter works, the famous composer also created much lengthier compositions, among which were such operatic pieces as Orpheus in the Underworld (1858), The Fair Helene (1864), Parisian Life (1866) and Bluebeard (1866).

In 2005 Opera and Ballet Ljubljana also staged in Cankarjev Dom a highly acclaimed international premiere of his romantic opera The Rhine Nixes (1864). In spite of his extensive oeuvre, Offenbach managed to establish himself in the world of opera only with The Tales of Hoffmann (1881), which became his posthumous work. The orchestration for the opera's premiere was completed a few months after his death by Ernest Guiraud.

Les Contes fantastiques d'Hoffmann, a play in five acts by Jules Barbier and Michel Careé, characterised by its interlacement of the dream and real worlds is based on the three famous novellas by German poet and composer E. T. A. Hoffmann. And it is exactly this work that had inspired Offenbach to create his famous fantastic romantic opera. In each of the opera's three episodes Hoffmann is a main personality, around whom revolves the poetically and psychologically-based story about the poet's three loves and his demise. To present himself with his work on Ljubljana's stage for the first time is Macedonian theatre director Aleksander Popovski who has already created acclaimed performances in number of Slovenian theatres. The musical direction will be entrusted to Maestro Simon Krečič.

Text from www.opera.si.

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Oct 11 2018 19:30
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Oct 16 2018 19:30
Oct 18 2018 19:30
Nov 23 2018 19:30
Dec 28 2018 19:00
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€10 - 250

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