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Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Christine Rice (Mezzo-Soprano), Sonya Yoncheva (Soprano), Sofia Fomina (Soprano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo-Soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor)
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
John Schlesinger (Director)
The final revival of this well-loved production by John Schlesinger provided the perfect vehicle for Vittorio Grigòlo as Hoffmann to display his wonderful voice and masterful acting, surrounded by an exemplary supporting cast, including Sonya Yoncheva in the role of Antonia, and Thomas Hampson as Hoffmann’s arch rivals. The production at the Royal Opera House (November 2016) garnered very good reviews, especially for Vittorio Grigòlo.