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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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ZürichLes Contes d'HoffmannNew production

Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Antonino Fogliani; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Wolfgang Gussmann; Saimir Pirgu; Katrina Galka

BarcelonaLes Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

Les contes d'Hoffmann en el Gran Teatre del Liceu © D. Ruano | Gran Teatre del Liceu
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Riccardo Frizza; Laurent Pelly; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Chantal Thomas; Joël Adam; John Osborn

ViennaLes Contes d'Hoffmann

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Axel Kober; Andrei Serban; Vienna State Opera; Richard Hudson; Juan Diego Flórez; Sabine Devieilhe
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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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