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The Tales of Hoffmann

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Jacques Offenbach
Libretto by Jules Barbier

One of the best-loved French operas, Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann brings the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann to life. Hoffmann regales his friends in the tavern with the stories of his three past loves while the current object of his desire, Stella, is performing in the opera house nearby. By the time he has told of his romantic defeats with the mechanical doll Olympia, the passionate but doomed singer Antonia, and the Venetian courtesan Giulietta, he is overcome with drink. The opera over, Stella enters the tavern to acclaim, but the stupefied Hoffmann loses his love yet again when his archenemy Lindorf spirits her out the door on his arm.

This outstanding cast includes the dazzling soprano Elizabeth Futral in a tour-de-force portrayal of all four of Hoffmann's loves. Canadian tenor David Pomeroy is Hoffmann, and bass-baritone Bradley Garvin sings the four villains. Mezzo-soprano Katherine Rohrer will sing The Muse/Nicklausse. Cuban-American Lucy Arner conducts in her FGO debut.


David Pomeroy

Elizabeth Futral

Counsellor Lindorf/Coppélius/Dr. Miracle/Dapertutto
Bradley Garvin

The Muse/Nicklausse
Katherine Rohrer

Matthew DiBattista

Philip Skinner

Neal Ferreira

Antonia's Mother
Courtney McKeown

Lucy Arner

Stage Director
Renaud Doucet

Set and Costume Designer
André Barbe

Lighting Designer
Guy Simard

Original co-production of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Colorado, and Boston Lyric Opera

Sung in French with English and Spanish projected titles

This production is made possible by a gift from Stephen A. Keller and Lesleen Bolt in loving memory of Stephen, with additional support from Funding Arts Network and Funding Arts Broward.

Photo © Jeffrey Dunn for Boston Lyric Opera 2008

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