Behind the Curtain ｜ Open Rehearsal of Tales of Hoffmann
Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 6:30pm
Take the opportunity to get a sneak peek inside the creative process of how stage director Eve Summer and conductor Jorge Parodi prepare their cast for upcoming performances of Tales of Hoffmann. Tickets $30. Reservations required.
Jacques Offenbach's magnum opus interweaves four stories derived from the works of romantic German author E. T. A. Hoffmann, who is the opera’s lead character. Making their Opera Orlando debuts, Metropolitan Opera tenor Won Whi Choi sings the title role, with Cuban-born soprano Laura León singing all four female heroines. Baritone Dennis Jesse, who was a principal in Opera Orlando’s 2016 production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, will portray the four villains. Also making their Opera Orlando debuts will be Argentinian conductor Jorge Parodi and stage director Eve Summer. Opera Orlando’s production will highlight the magic and fantasy of each individual story within a steampunk landscape of smoke and mirrors.