A Sony Classical DVD/Blu-ray release of Offenbach's "Les Contes D’Hoffmann,” staring Sonya Yoncheva as Antonia, will be available for purchase on July 7. Recorded last autumn at the Royal Opera House, John Schlesinger's production premiered in 1980, and is adored by the Royal Opera House audiences. Ms. Yoncheva is joined by Vittorio Griogolò as Hoffmann, Thomas Hampson as the Four Villains, Kate Lindsey as Nicklausse/The Muse, Christine Rice as Giulietta, and Sofia Fomina as Olympia. The performance is conducted by Evelino Pidò.
Ms. Yoncheva received high praise from the press and audiences alike for her reprisal of this tragic soprano role. The Financial Times hailed her as having "voice and charisma to spare,"The Guardian called her Antonia "heartbreaking," and Bachtrack praised her as a "lustrous soprano and keen dramatic instincts contributing to a gripping scene."
Official release date: July 7, 2017
Pre-order your copy today via the Royal Opera House.