Hopelessly besotted with a flighty prima donna, the poet Hoffmann drunkenly recalls the three loves of his life: Olympia, a mechanical doll; Antonia, a sick young singer; and Giulietta, a Venetian whore who stole his reflection and his soul. Based upon the fantastical tales of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, Offenbach Sung in French with English surtitles. Approx running time 3 hours 50 minutes.


Rolando Villazon (Hoffman), Ruxandra Donose (The Muse of Poetry/Nicklausse), Willard W White (Four Villains), Ekaterina Siourina (Olympia), Jennifer Larmore (Giulietta), Elena Kelessidi (Antonia), Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (Four Servants), Andrew Greenan (Crespel), Brian Bannatyne-Scott (Luther), Robin Leggate (Spalanzani), Quentin Hayes (Hermann), Andrew Kennedy (Nathanael), Matthew Rose (Schlemil), Elizabeth Sikora (Antonia's Mother)


Music: Offenbach
Lyrics(s): Barbier, Carre
Book by: Hoffman
Producer: Royal Opera
Director: Richard Gregson
Design: William Dudley
Costume: Maria Bjornson
Lighting: David Hersey
Choreographer: Eleanor Fazan
Conductor: Richard Hickox
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The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann)

The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0224514913. Details of all The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2099

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