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Work: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

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ComposerOffenbach, Jacques (1819-1880)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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TokyoLes Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Marko Letonja; Philippe Arlaud; New National Theatre; Andrea Uhmann; Stefan Pop; Yoko Yasui

Mexico CityLes Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Jonas Alber; Benjamin Cann; Jesús León; Letitia Vitelaru; Cassandra Zoé Velasco

BrusselsLes Contes d'HoffmannNew production

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Alain Altinoglu; Krzysztof Warlikowski; De Munt | La Monnaie; Małgorzata Szczęśniak; Eric Cutler; Enea Scala

ParisLes Contes d'Hoffmann

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Sir Mark Elder; Robert Carsen; Opéra national de Paris; Michael Levine; Michael Fabiano; Jodie Devos

DresdenLes Contes d'Hoffmann

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
John Fiore; Johannes Erath; Dresden State Opera; Heike Scheele; Gesine Völlm; Eric Cutler; Nina Minasyan
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The Tales of Hoffmann are beautifully told in Naples

The Tales of Hoffmann at Teatro di San Carlo © Francesco Squeglia
One of Teatro San Carlo’s most cherished productions of recent years, with an excellent cast of singers and a director who steered at his ease into the libretto’s erratic changes of mood and atmosphere.
*****
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Mixed Evening at Deutsche Oper Berlin's new Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Alex Esposito © Bettina Stöß
Deutsche Oper Berlin staged an ambitious production by Laurence Pelly with mixed results. The performance included new discoveries and young singers brought fresh energy to the evening.
***11
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Irish National Opera's futuristic Hoffmann

Claudia Boyle (Olympia) © Pat Redmond
Tom Creed's take on Offenbach's opéra fantastique works best in the Olympia act in this new production in Dublin. 
***11
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A superb, sinister Hoffmann at Dutch National Opera

Nina Minasyan (Olympia) © Baus
Selectively unearthed from current critical editions, this fabulously performed new Hoffmann plumbs the murky depths of its antihero’s psyche.
*****
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Grigòlo stars as Debus leads thrilling Hoffmann at The Met

Vittorio Grigòlo (Hoffmann) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
Bartlett Sher's production of The Tales of Hoffmann, revived at The Met, takes a Kafka-esque, surreal view of the opera.
****1
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