The Tales of Hoffmann

"It's nearly always the most improbable things that really come to pass."
                                                         - E.T.A. Hoffman

As he sits in a tavern, the poet Hoffmann recounts the stories of his three loves: a doll, a singer, and a courtesan. His adventures take him from Munich to Venice, always accompanied by his most faithful love, his muse.

Offenbach’s masterpiece moves in a fantasy world, with showpiece arias for the bravura cast, the gorgeous “Barcarolle,” and a truly moving tribute to what it means to be an artist.

Don’t miss this extraordinary work that is equal parts fantasy, realism, and genuine passion.


Harold Meers

Antonia, Giulietta, Stella
Siân Davies*

Jeni Houser

The Villains
Morgan Smith*

The Muse/Nicklausse
Adriana Zabala*

The Four Servants
Jared Rogers
Thomas Forde

Robert Goderich
Antonia's Mother
Kelsey Park*

Tyler Alessi*
William Ottow

Nathaniel Hill

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* Madison Opera debut



Conductor: John DeMain
Director: Kristine McIntyre

Sung in French with project English translations

Production Dates:
April 15, 2016 | 8pm
April 17, 2016 | 2:30pm
Overture Hall


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