We are so excited to announce that Opéra National de Paris has reopened its doors for the first time in months! The company will be presenting Offenbach and Barbier’s opera “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” today, January 25, 2020, at the Opéra Bastille. This announcement is per an official statement on the company’s website.
This is the first performance of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” of the season after an earlier one was cancelled due to the national pension reform strike in France.
“Les Contes d’Hoffmann” will star Michael Fabiano, Jodie Devos, Véronique Gens, Ailyn Pérez, Gaëlle Arquez, Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, Rodolphe Briand, Hyun-Jong Roh, Jean Teitgen, Philippe Talbot, Laurent Naouri, Olivier Ayault and Jean-Luc Ballestra.
Sir Mark Elder is signed on to conduct the production by Robert Carsen. Stage set and costumes are by Michael Levine.