December 2, 2019
Eric Cutler closes out the year with his return to La Monnaie in the title role of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. With performances on December 10, 14, 17, 20, 29 & January 2, Alain Altinoglu conducts director Krzysztof Warlikowski’s production.
Mr. Cutler’s previous portrayal as Hoffmann at the Teatro Real de Madrid garnered critical acclaim from Gramophone for his vocal “ease, elegance, and passion.” His performance in Madrid was recorded and released on DVD by Bel Air Classiques in 2015, more information, and purchase links are available via Cutler’s Recordings.
In this opéra fantastique by Jacques Offenbach, the writer E.T.A. Hoffmann is the protagonist who wanders through three of his own stories. Cutler will share the stage with a sparkling roster of artists, including Patricia Petibon as Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta and Stella, Michèle Losier as Nicklausse, and La Muse, and Gábor Bretz as the Four Villains. Mr. Cutler will reprise the role of Hoffmann later this season at the Semperoper Dresden in April 2020.