Eden Cul­ture presents ‘Les Contes d’Hoff­mann’ Live from the Royal Opera House

Malta Independent - - MUSIC -

The Royal Opera’s lav­ish pro­duc­tion of Of­fen­cachs mas­ter­piece, Les Contes d’Hoff­mann will be broad­cast live to Eden Cin­ema screens ex­clu­sively on 15 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 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, 20 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

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