Saturday / 18:30
Saturday / 18:30

Jacques Offenbach. The Tales of Hoffmann

Sinfonia Varsovia, ul. Grochowska 272, Warszawa


Daniel Johansson
Kerstin Avemo
Mandy Fredrich
Rachel Frenkel
Michael Volle
Wiener Symphoniker
Johannes Debus conductor

Jacques Offenbach The Tales of Hoffmann (2016)

Recorded from the stage on Lake Constance

Performers: Daniel Johansson, Kerstin Avemo, Mandy Fredrich, Rachel Frenkel, Michael Volle, Wiener Symphoniker, Johannes Debus – conductor

Directed by Stefan Herheim

The New York Times praised Stefan Herheim’s interpretation for its creativity. The German director made the theme of the performance the search for oneself in a drag show (a place, where performers, mostly men, in glamorous clothes and strong make-up, perform as female characters). The role of the ‘glittering Hoffmann’, as the NYT put it, is created by the Swedish tenor Daniel Johansson. We have not seen such a Hoffmann and such a Johansson yet.