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.


Cast

Hoffmann
Harold Meers

Antonia, Giulietta, Stella
Siân Davies*

Olympia
Jeni Houser

The Villains
Morgan Smith*

The Muse/Nicklausse
Adriana Zabala*

The Four Servants
Jared Rogers
Luther/Crespel
Thomas Forde

Spalanzani
Robert Goderich
Antonia's Mother
Kelsey Park*

Schlemil
Tyler Alessi*
Nathanael
William Ottow

Hermann
Nathaniel Hill

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* Madison Opera debut

 

Production

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

 

Related Events

Opera Novice:  Opera Unfinished | March 18, 2016

Opera Up Close: The Tales of Hoffmann preview | April 10, 2016

Opera Talks: Pre-Opera lecture and Post-Opera Q&A session

Performances
La Bohème
Nov. 13 & 15, 2015
Feb. 5 & 7, 2016
April 15 & 17, 2016
July 23, 2016
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