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Les Contes d'Hoffmann - 2 October 2000 Evening 

Opera: Performance details

Company: The Royal Opera
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume
Chorus Director Terry Edwards
Concert Master Vasko Vassilev
Cast
The Muse of Poetry
later disguised as Nicklaus, Hoffmann's companion
Petia Petrova
Lindorf
an unscrupulous politician
Michele Pertusi
Andrès
Stella's private secretary
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt
Luther
the tavern proprietor
Eric Garrett
Hermann
a student
Quentin Hayes
Nathanael
a student
Peter Auty
Hoffmann
a poet
Marcelo Álvarez
Spalanzani
an eccentric inventor
Robert Tear
Cochenille
Spalanzani's servant
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt
Olympia
a mechanical doll, Spalanzani's 'daughter'
Desirée Rancatore
Coppélius
an itinerant optician
Michele Pertusi
Giulietta
a courtesan
Irini Tsirakidis
Pittichinaccio
Giulietta's servant
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt
Schlemil
Giulietta's current lover
Roderick Earle
Dappertutto
an evil magician
Michele Pertusi
Antonia
Crespel's frail daughter
Angela Gheorghiu
Crespel
a collector of musical instruments
Peter Rose
Frantz
Crespel's servant
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt
Miracle
a doctor
Michele Pertusi
Spirit of Antonia's mother Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Stella
an Italian prima donna
Maria Koripas
Tavern habitués, waiters, students, opera audience, Spalanzani's guests, Venetians, shadows The Royal Opera Chorus
Extra Chorus
Actors
Children from The Young Place (Euston)
Children from Sandra Patmore School of Dance
Children from Barbara Speake Stage School (Acton)
ROH Education - Chance to Dance
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Language: French
Surtitled by: Andrew Sinclair
Durations: Prologue and Act I: 70 minutes, Interval: 30 minutes, Act II: 30 minutes, Interval: 25 minutes, Act III and Epilogue: 70 minutes
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 2 October 2000 (in Royal Opera House Collections)