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Les Contes d'Hoffmann

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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


Jacques Offenbach


Jules Barbier

Run Time

2 HRS 46 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus