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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

Claudia Boyle (Olympia) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

Scene-stealing villains in Irish National Opera's futuristic Hoffmann

By , 14 September 2018
***11
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Nina Minasyan (Olympia) © Baus
Amsterdam

Superb, sinister Tales of Hoffmann at Dutch National Opera

By , 03 June 2018
*****
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Vittorio Grigòlo (Hoffmann) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Grigòlo stars as Debus leads thrilling Hoffmann at The Met

By , 26 September 2017
****1
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Olga Pudova (Olympia) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Bavarian State Opera's Hoffmann

By , 30 July 2017
***11
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Kate Lindsey (Nicklausse) and Vittorio Grigolò (Hoffmann) © LA Opera
Los Angeles

A beautifully sung Tales of Hoffmann at LA Opera

By , 25 March 2017
***11
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Christine Rice (Giulietta) and Thomas Hampson (Dappertutto) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

A final outing for the Royal Opera's lavish but fusty Tales of Hoffmann

By , 07 November 2016
***11
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Beate Ritter (Olympia), Mirko Roschkowski (Hoffmann) © Barbara Pálffy | Volksoper Wien
Vienna

The Tales of Hoffmann at the Volksoper: Death and the devil, naked facts and a wondrous voice

By , 15 October 2016
****1
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Uwe Schönbeck (Hoffmann) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

A tale of three Hoffmanns: Kosky’s Komische Oper production a triumph

By , 07 October 2015
****1
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Laurent Naouri (Lindorf) and Matthew Polenzani (Hoffmann) © Cory Weaver | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A new cast impresses in the Metropolitan Opera's Tales of Hoffmann

By , 11 March 2015
****1
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Hibla Gerzmava (Antonia) and Thomas Hampson (Dr Miracle) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The eternal optimist: Grigolo’s Hoffmann at The Met is simply spectacular

By , 12 January 2015
****1
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Evan Bowers (Hoffmann) © Erik Berg
Oslo

Drunken ramblings: Calixto Bieito’s Tales of Hoffmann gets its first revival in Oslo

By , 02 October 2014
***11
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Les contes d'Hoffmann © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

What Stella had to say: The (Surrealist) Tales of Hoffmann at Teatro Real

By , 17 May 2014
****1
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© Erik Berg
Oslo

The night of the two Hoffmänner: The Tales of Hoffmann at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 04 December 2013
**111
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Matthew Polenzani and Hye Jung Lee  ©  Cory Weaver
San Francisco

Matthew Polenzani is superb in San Francisco Opera's Tales of Hoffmann

By , 05 June 2013
****1
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Strings, BBC National Orchestra of Wales © Betina Skovbro
Hong Kong

A slick and enjoyable Tales of Hoffmann by Opera Hong Kong

By , 25 May 2013
****1
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©  Werner Kmetitisch
Vienna

Tales retold: Hoffmann restaged at the Theater an der Wien

By , 06 July 2012
**111
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Mari Eriksmoen (Olympia) & Kurt Streit (Hoffmann)  ©  Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Strong storytelling in the Theater an der Wien’s Tales of Hoffmann

By , 02 April 2012
****1
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Simon Butteriss, Georgia Jarman, Iain Paton  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Tales of Hoffmann at the ENO

By , 10 February 2012
***11
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Maria Aleida and John Viscardi  ©  Academy of Vocal Arts 2011
Haverford

AVA’s 'Les Contes d’Hoffmann' defines opéra fantastique

By , 22 November 2011
*****
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Diana Damrau as Olympia, Rolando Villazon as Hoffmann  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A sobering Hoffmann

By , 12 November 2011
****1
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David Grice with Madeleine Pierard  ©  Richard H Smith
London

Venice - six scenes, ten young singers.

By , 17 July 2011
***11
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Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Met's 'Hoffmann' is Satisfying Fare

By , 02 October 2010
****1
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David Karlin
Zürich

The Tales of Hoffman at Zurich Opera

By , 18 March 2010
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© Gilles Abegg | Opéra de Dijon
Dijon

Les Contes d’Hoffmann font flipper l’Opéra de Dijon

By , 16 December 2017
***11
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Les Contes d’Hoffmann © Julien Benhamou / ONP
Paris

Immarcescibles Contes du magicien Carsen

By , 03 November 2016
***11
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Hoffmann (R. Villazón), Nicklausse (A. Brower), Spalanzani (U. Reß) & Coppélius (hier: J. Relyea) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Künstler in Nöten – Hoffmanns Erzählungen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 28 March 2015
***11
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