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Offenbach

Les Contes d'Hoffmann

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Who could resist the tales of Hoffmann when ardent-voiced tenor Nicolai Gedda as the title hero of Offenbach’s opera spins them? Combining dark German romanticism with scintillating music, the stories tell of the poet’s ill-fated relationships with four women. Gedda is paired with the great singing actor George London as his constant nemesis. Jean Morel conducts this French masterpiece.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Feb 7, 1959

Composer

Jacques Offenbach

Librettist

Jules Barbier

Run Time

2 HRS 18 MIN