Event title: Les Contes d’Hoffman (with Sub-Titles in English)
Venue: Old Market Hall Cinema, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
Name: Old Market Hall Cinema with ROH
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: On screen at the Old Market Hall Cinema & screened live from The Royal Opera House.
The Royal Opera’s lavish production of LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN (The Tales of Hoffmann), Offenbach’s masterpiece, is a favourite with audiences. Created by Academy Award-winning film director John Schlesinger, this production brings alive a 19th-century world of romance, comedy, mystery and menace.
At the centre of these extraordinary tales of clockwork dolls, magical glasses, ghostly voices and sensual courtesans is the vivid imagination of the drunken Romantic poet Hoffmann. Charismatic young tenor Vittorio Grigolo is Hoffmann – compelled to tell the story of his lovers who, he believes, have all been stolen by a succession of arch villains. Superb baritone Thomas Hampson performs all four villains.
This screening includes 2 intervals.
This performance is sung in French with English subtitles.
Tickets cost £14.50 and can be purchased on-line by visiting https://www.oldmarkethall.co.uk or by by calling 01743 281281