Les contes d’Hoffmann

September 2008

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By Jacques Offenbach

Libretto by Jules Barbier

Friday, September 5th 2008, 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 7th 2008, 8:00 PM
Friday, September 12th 2008, 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 14th 2008, 8:00 PM
Friday, September 19th 2008, 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 21st 2008, 8:00 PM

Red Hook Marine Terminal
70 Hamilton Ave
Brooklyn, New York


“It’s about obsession and delusion. The surrealism of Hoffmann’s fantasy life clashing head on with the rugged surroundings of the Red Hook working port should generate plenty of sparks.”

Hoffmann’s moving museum of memory in an imagined Europe of the late 20th century. The scene is constructed on the pier of the Red Hook Marine Terminal from elements in common use at the port such as shipping containers and pallets. More than 100 people—singers, musicians, creative team, longshoremen and technical personnel—were involved in bringing Les contes dHoffmann to the waterfront.

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Production Team

Peter Szepconductor
Seth Baumrin & Adrienne D. Williams, co-directors
Dixie Rich, costume designer
Letisha Goerner, lighting design
Judith Barnes, artistic director


The Cast

Hoffmann: Kevin Courtemanche, David Guzman
Villains: Nathan Baer, William Browning
Nicklausse / Antonia’s Mother: Hayden DeWitt
Olympia: Sungji Kim, Cynthia Leigh
Antonia: Maeve Hoglund
Giulietta: Judith Barnes
Luther / Crespel / Schlemihl: Matthew Yohn
Spalanzani: Nathan Carlisle, Donald Grove
Nathanael / Cochenille / Pitichinaccio: Kirk Bangstad
Frantz: Nathan Carlisle