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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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BerlinLes Contes d'HoffmannNew production

Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Enrique Mazzola; Laurent Pelly; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chantal Thomas; Daniel Johansson; Kathryn Lewek

HelsinkiLes Contes d'Hoffmann

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Patrick Fournillier; Johannes Erath; Finnish National Opera; Heike Scheele; Gesine Völlm; Mika Pohjonen; Dominik Sutowicz

Baden-BadenHoffmanns Erzählungen (konzertante Aufführung)

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Marc Minkowski; Charles Castronovo; Olga Peretyatko

Baden-BadenLes Contes d’Hoffmann

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Marc Minkowski; Romain Gilbert; Charles Castronovo; Olga Peretyatko

MoscowLes Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Evgeny Brazhnik; Alexander Titel; Stanislavsky Opera; Valery Leventhal; Chinghis Ayusheev; Najmiddin Mavlyanov
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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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Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Hoffmann

Olga Pudova (Olympia) © Wilfried Hösl
Offenbach's vivid setting of E.T.A. Hoffmann's fantastic tales gets an enjoyable outing, with Spyres, Testé and Pudova the undoubted stars of the show.
***11
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A beautifully sung Tales of Hoffmann at LA Opera

Kate Lindsey (Nicklausse) and Vittorio Grigolò (Hoffmann) © LA Opera
Los Angeles Opera's Tales of Hoffmann survives multiple cast changes to look and sound fabulous, but it drags dramatically.
***11
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