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Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Otto Schenk’s brilliant production captures both the dark romanticism of the story as well as its fairy-tale magic. It is a superb setting for Neil Shicoff’s vivid portrayal of the tortured poet Hoffmann, as he recounts the loves of his life and the way he has been foiled by his nemesis—a marvelous James Morris in a tour-de-force performance of the opera’s four villains. Gwendolyn Bradley is the doll Olympia, Tatiana Troyanos sings the courtesan Giulietta, and Roberta Alexander portrays the innocent Antonia.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Jan 8, 1988
Composer
Jacques Offenbach
Librettist
Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Run Time
2 HRS 46 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Charles Dutoit
Olympia
Gwendolyn Bradley
Antonia
Roberta Alexander
Giulietta
Tatiana Troyanos
Hoffmann
Neil Shicoff
4 Villians
James Morris
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