The Royal Opera’s lavish production of Offencachs masterpiece, Les Contes d’Hoffmann will be broadcast live to Eden Cinema screens exclusively on the 15th November at 7.15pm. Created by Academy Award-winning film director John Schlesinger, this production brings alive a 19th century world of romance, comedy, mystery and menace.
Charismatic Vittorio Grigolo in the title role leads an excellent cast including Thomas Hampson, Sonya Yoncheva, Christine Rice and Sofia Fomina in this fantastical operatic drama. At the centre of these extraordinary tales of clockwork dolls, magical glasses, ghostly voice and sensual courtesans is the vivid imagination of the drunken Romantic poet Hoffmann. The opera follows Hoffmann tell the story of his lovers who, he believes, have all been stolen by a succession of arch villains played by the superb Hampson.
The music includes the famous ‘Barcarolle’ and the stunning showpiece numbers are perfect vehicles for the vocal virtuosity of Sofia Fomina as the clockwork doll Olympia, Rice as the courtesan Giulietta, and Yoncheva as Antonia.
This operatic masterpiece is available to watch at a fraction of the overseas prices. Be part of the global audience by viewing the Royal Opera live broadcast for one night only. Tickets for the live broadcast are available for €18 for adults and €10 for children and under 16. This includes a complimentary glass of wine and complimentary parking at the Eden Leisure Car park. If you’re unable to attend the live show, an encore screening will be held on Sunday 20th November at 3pm. Tickets for this are priced at €15 for adults and €10 for children, including free parking.
This opera is sung in French with English subtitles.
The event is sponsored by Attard and Co, 35 South, Encore magazine, The Malta Arts Council and Waterbiscuit.
Tickets may be purchased from the Eden Cinema box office or online at www.edencinemas.com.mt.