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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’s operatic swansong boasts such hit numbers as the clockwork-driven ‘Doll’s Song’ and the seductively swooning ‘Barcarolle’.

Performers Rolando Villazon (Hoffmann), Gidon Saks (Four Villains), Kristine Jepson (The Muse of Poetry/Nicklausse), Ekaterina Lekhina (Olympia), Vassiliki Karayanni (Olympia), Christine Rice (Giulietta), Katie Van Kooten (Antonia), Graham Clark (Four Servants), Matthew Rose (Crespel), Kostas Smoriginas (Schlemil), Robin Leggate (Spalanzani), Ji-Min Park (Nathanael), Lynton Black (Luther), Changhan Lin (Hermann), Gaynor Keeble (Voice of Antonia's Mother).
Music Offenbach. Lyrics Barbier. Lyrics Carre. Book by Hoffman. Producer Royal Opera. Director Dan Dooner. Design William Dudley. Costume Maria Bjornson. Lighting David Hersey. Choreographer Eleanor Fazan. Director William Hobbs (fight).

The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann)

The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T454297681. Details of all The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2099

Archive Listings

25 Nov 08
13 Dec 08
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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