The Nashville Opera will present the company debut of Tales of Hoffmann, an opéra fantastique composed by Jacques Offenbach, loosely following the life of E.T.A. Hoffmann. As this work was unfinished at the time of the composer’s death, many interpretations have been made for it. This interpretation is set in the time of The Great Gatsby, and elevates the importance of Hoffmann’s Muse in the story. Sung in French with English subtitles projected for the audience, the performance will feature several nationally and internationally recognized singers and performers:
Noah Stewart, tenor, playing the part of Hoffmann, is an internationally sought after performer, lauded for a distinctive timbre and magnetic stage presence. He has appeared recently with Bolshoi Opera, Covent Garden, and the Atlanta Opera, as well as performed on three BBC Proms concerts.
Inna Dukach, soprano, singing the parts of Antonia/Giuletta, recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Cio Cio San in Madame Butterfly.
Zachary James, bass, assuming the roles of Hoffmann’s four villains, recognized for his “striking bass voice and tremendously magnetic presence” by Opera News, makes his Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season.
John Easterlin, tenor, playing the parts of Andres/Spalanzani/Frantz/Pitichinaccio, made his Broadway debut as Ubaldo Piangi in The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre.
Nashville native Megan Murphy Chambers also makes her Nashville Opera debut as The Muse.
There will be two performances of Tales of Hoffmann at Jackson Hall, TPAC:
Thursday, April 4 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 8:00 PM
For tickets visit http://www.nashvilleopera.org/hoffmann
Below is the Nashville Opera’s trailer for the performance: