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OFFENBACH, J.: Contes d'Hoffmann (Les) (Opera de Bilbao, 2006) (NTSC)



OFFENBACH, J.: Contes d'Hoffmann (Les) (Opera de Bilbao, 2006) (NTSC)

Jacques Offenbach


Offenbach's final opera in three acts

Hoffmann: Aquiles Machado
Olympia: Milagros Poblador
Antonia: María Bayo
Giulietta: Valentina Kutzarova
Lindorf / Coppélius: Konstantin Gorny
Nicklausse: Katharine Goeldner

Chorus of Ópera de Bilbao, Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa
Alain Guingal
, Conductor

Giancarlo Del Monaco, Stage Director

Recorded live at the Ópera de Bilbao, May 2006


Picture format: NTSC 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (All Regions)
Menu Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 185 minutes
No. of DVDs: 2


Bonus Material:
Interviews with María Bayo and Aquiles Machado /
Illustrated Synopsis / Cast Gallery


  • Giancarlo Del Monaco's passionate and intelligent production of Jacques Offenbach's magnum opus creates a climactic kaleidoscope of deep and convincing emotions. A highly credible incarnation of the pitiable Kleinzach he sings about, Aquiles Machado is the poet who loses his romantic idealism, his reflection and finally his soul to a 'trio of charming enchantresses'. Conductor Alain Guingal inspires the superbly dramatic cast, including María Bayo, Milagros Poblador, Valentina Kutzarova and Katharine Goeldner, in an outstanding recording in High Definition video and surround sound.

'The greatest success of the season… superb Aquiles Machado… Bravísima Milagros Poblador…' El Mundo

'Excellent work by Giancarlo del Monaco… extremely careful definition of the characters and efficient directing of the actors which brings out the best in them. … An absolute triumph for the women… a model Nicklausse by Katharine Goeldner, Milagros Poblador's Olympia is relentless and brilliantly mechanical, a dramatic Antonia wonderfully sung by Maria Bayo. Valentina Kutzarova gives Giulietta the exact point of seduction…' El Pais


Offenbach, Jacques

Barbier, Jules; Carré, Michel

Guingal, Alain

Bilbao Symphony Orchestra

Bilbao Opera Chorus

Bayo, Maria; Diego, Manuel de; Fel, Christophe; Goeldner, Katharine; Gorny, Konstantin; Jean, Christian; Kutzarova, Valentina; Machado, Aquiles; Mentxaka, Itxaro; Moncloa, Marco; Poblador, Milagros; Ruiz, Jose; Unda, Itziar Fernandez de

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: OA0968D

Barcode: 809478009689

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Release Date: 02/2007

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