Performance Schedule

Les Contes d’Hoffmann

by Jacques Offenbach

Friday, July 21st & Saturday, July 22nd

York Theatre, Vancouver

Photos by Diamond’s Edge Photography

In a crowded tavern, the poet Hoffmann, urged on by his fellow drinkers, recounts the stories of his wildest, most outrageous loves and losses. First performed after the death of its composer, Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann is a masterful riot of characters and intrigue. Brought to life by a stellar cast, Opera Opulenza’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann reveals a world of danger, delirium and desire.  Sung in French with English subtitles.

The cast:

Hoffmann – Sunny Shams*

The Four Villains – Andrew Greenwood*

Muse/Nicklausse – Lisa Marie Bresett

Olympia – Elaina Moreau*  (understudy – Robin Hahn)

Antonia – Shadan Saul    (understudy – Jessica Turje)

Giulietta – Trudy Chalmers

Luther/Crespel/Schlemihl – Peter Monaghan*

Nathanael/Spalanzani – Lyndon Ladeur

The four servants – Jim DelaHunt

The Voice – Jessica Turje

Hermann – Frantz De Rycke

Stella – Julia Fox

* ”The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actor’s Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance.Opera.Theatre Policy (DOT).”


Anita Boomer

Sarah Henderson

Brenda Katzeff

Julia Fox

Essie Williams

Kirenia Sanchez

Jim DelaHunt

Frantz De Rycke

Ming-Xiang Chung

Macarius Chan


Waiter – Bea Martin

Waiter – Jaafar Al-Tameemi

Music Director – Roger Parton

Artistic/Stage Director – Trudy Chalmers

Stage Manager – Robin Hahn

Assistant Stage Manager – Natasha Patton

Event Manager – Lori Masse

Costume Designer – Elizabeth Chalmers

Lighting Designer – Zach Levis

Makeup – Cassidy Irwin

Set construction – Dan Chalmers

Scene painters:

Yuko Fedrau

Connie Wang

Harlo Martens


Yuko Fedrau

Phan Hoang Le Giang

Sponsor: Tom Lee Music