Opéra Fantastique in fünf Akten
Libretto von Jules Barbier
nach dem gleichnamigen Drama von Jules Barbier und Michel Carré
Herausgegeben von Michael Kaye und Jean-Christophe Keck

The poet E. T. A. Hoffmann as the protagonist of his own fantastic stories: In meeting three women – Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta – he searches in vain for love and for himself. Will he be able to draw the strength for art from failure in life? Or does he fail because of himself, even because of alcohol? Like in a kaleidoscope, German romanticism and French esprit mix in ever new constellations and shimmering colors.
The composer died over the work without seeing the world premiere, which took place in a greatly abbreviated form. Since then, the performance story itself has been an exciting detective piece, surprising discoveries have repeatedly shown Hoffmann’s stories in a new, fascinating light.

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Musical direction Kent Nagano

Stage direction Daniele Finzi Pasca

Co-stage direction Melissa Vettore

Choreography Maria Bonzanigo

Set design Hugo Gargiulo

Associate Set design Matteo Verlicchi


Costumes Giovanna Buzzi

Associate Costumes Ambra Schumacher

Lighting Daniele Finzi Pasca & Marzio Picchetti

Video design Roberto Vitalini

Chor Eberhard Friedrich

Dramaturg Savina Kationi, Ralf Waldschmidt

Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Hoffmann: Benjamin Bernheim

Olympia: Olga Peretyatko

Antonia / Stella: Olga Peretyatko

Giulietta: Olga Peretyatko

La Muse / Nicklausse: Angela Brower 

Lindorf / Coppélius / Dr. Miracle / Dapertutto: Luca Pisaroni

Andrès / Cochenille / Frantz / Pitichinaccio: Gideon Poppe

La Mère: Kristina Stanek

Maître Luther / Crespel: Martin Summer

Nathanaël: Dongwon Kang

Spalanzani: Jürgen Sacher

Wilhelm / Wolfram: Daniel Schliewa

Le Capitaine des Sbirres: Han Kim

Schlémil / Hermann: Bernhard Hansky

Aerial acrobat
La Muse – Jess Gardolin Picchetti
Hoffmann – Sascha Laue
La Mère – May-Britt Dettbarn

Project managers Estelle Bersier, Francesca Comin

Graphic design and communication Viviana Cangialosi

International bookings Sarai Gomez

Accountant Katia Lamacchia

Communication and promotion Marta Hurle

Administrative and accounting consultant Lorenzo Ortelli