Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Jacques Offenbach/Jules Barbier



Hoffmann Jerzy Jeske
Olympia, Antonia, Guilietta Monique Krüs
Lindorf, Coppelius, Dr. Miracle, Dapertutto Ulf Maria Kühne
Niklausse Bernadette Bouthoorn
Spalanzani, Frantz, Pitichinaccio James Daniel Frost
Herman, Schemil Ronald Aitink
The Muse Isa Roest
Luther, Crespel Luuk Tuinder
La Voix Helene Alant
musical director David Levi
choir master Luuk Tuinder
director Corina van Eijk
art direction and costume design Corine Buskop
gaffer Tinus Holthuis
producer Cello Produkties
orchestra and choir Spanga Festival Koor en Orkest


´The 29-year-old Dutch director Corina van Eijk has produced her masterpiece. The number of creative ideas cannot possibly be adequately described within the limits of this review. Her concept was obviously to heighten the entertainment value of the opera by stressing the comic elements without sacrificing the psychological context to mere burlesque.´

Opernwelt, 1991

´It is no mean achievement that van Eijk and Levi have again succeeded in shaping such a good ensemble, where even the small chorus of voice students can join in and act in a much more relaxed way than one would expect from such inexperienced people.´

Trouw, 1991

´This is an outstanding performance of The Tales of Hoffmann with a number of surprises. (...) It is truly special that Monique Krüs proved herself in this virtuoso and varied repertory and was able, in both her acting and her singing, to give each of the four roles a character of her own.´

NRC Handelsblad, 1991

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