KTEP - El Paso, Texas

May 10, 2013

Jacques Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffman
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona
Liceu Orchestra and Chorus
Stéphane Denève, conductor

CAST: Michael Spyres (Hoffmann); Kathleen Kim (Olympia); Natalie Dessay (Antonia); Tatiana Pavlovskaya (Giulietta); Susana Cordón (Stella); Laurent Naouri (Lindorf/Coppelius/Miracle/Dappertutto); Francisco Vas (Andrès/Cochenille/Frantz); Carlos Chausson (Crespel); Isaac Galán (Hermann/Schlémil); Alex Sanmarti (Luther); Airam Hernández (Nathanaël); Michèle Losier (Nicklausse/Muse); Manel Esteve (Spalanzani); Salomé Haller (Voice)

Laurent Naouri tackles the combined tour de force of Offenbach's four challenging baritone roles, while a full complement of brilliant sopranos brings a variety of vocal styles to the opera's colorful array of female characters.