English National Opera - Les Contes d'Hoffmann Reviews
19 April 2021
Georgia Jarman, Barry Banks
Clive Bayley
Barry Banks, Georgia Jarman, Christine Rice
Georgia Jarman

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann

English National Opera

No. of reviews: 20

Le conte est bon, mais...
5 Mar 12 / Forum Opéra
Brimming with inventive devices and jokes, like a frothy operetta
24 Feb 12 / Daily Mail
ENO's Hoffmann is both compelling and enjoyable
23 Feb 12 / The Opera Critic
Crying, talking, sleeping, walking, living dolls
19 Feb 12 / Independent on Sunday
The excesses of opera find ultimate display in Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann
19 Feb 12 / The Observer
Banks’s troubled Hoffmann marks a new level in the rising young tenor’s career
19 Feb 12 / Express
A five star performance of a four star production of a three star opera
18 Feb 12 / Express
In 'Tales of Hoffmann,' all's fair in love
17 Feb 12 / Wall Street Journal
An entertaining and thought-provoking production of a masterpiece
16 Feb 12 / Musical Criticism
Singers attain vocal and dramatic heights in ENO’s Tales of Hoffmann
16 Feb 12 / Seen and Heard
Another feather in ENO’s cap
15 Feb 12 / What's on Stage
A strong cast compensate for a disappointing production of Offenbach’s comic opera
14 Feb 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
Richard Jones’s production is not as revelatory as some of his other work
14 Feb 12 / Londonist
An unforgettable evening
14 Feb 12 / Independent
Barry Banks sings Hoffmann with plenty of ardour
14 Feb 12 / Evening Standard
Barry Banks throws everything he has at the title role, but it’s not enough, vocally or dramatically
14 Feb 12 / The Stage
A bit of a slog, but one that offered rich rewards along the way
14 Feb 12 / Telegraph
Inspired casting has been a hallmark at ENO this season
13 Feb 12 / Classical Source
Richard Jones's production of Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann is a thing of paradoxes
13 Feb 12 / The Guardian
Richard Jones and his designers create a world of warped horror
12 Feb 12 / Opera Britannia
The elusive alchemy that animates an opera
Richard Jones, the director and designer of the Coliseum-bound 'Tales of Hoffmann’, talks to Rupert Christiansen.
Production details
Banks, Jarman, Jarman, Jarman, Jarman, Bayley, Butteriss, Danby, Danby, Rice
(c) Walker (d) Jones
Performance dates
10, 16, 18, 23, 29 February, 2, 6, 8, 10 March 2012
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