The Tales of Hoffmann: Offenbach's Opera From Boston Lyric Opera
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The last date listed for The Tales of Hoffmann was Tuesday November 18, 2008 / 7:30pm.
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Featured review from Karen
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Wonderful! The libretto is timeless and the music was performed flawlessly. This story would make a fantastic Broadway show or motion picture. If you think opera is stodgy and boring, see this show. There are voices from beyond the grave, dancing robots, swindlers, drunkards, courtesans, talking statues, and a magical mirror. You will have a great time. I might just go again.
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I think that this event symbolised the minimalist efforts of the BLO which have escalated over the past few years. The scenery was sort of shoddy and the viewer had to deploy a good imagination, which I do not have. Also - there was not enough...continued
In a haze of pipe tobacco and beer, Hoffmann regales his drinking buddies with tales of romantic woe. He’s easily bewitched, Hoffmann is. He falls for an automaton, among other bad choices. Maybe it’s the mad inventors or the voice from the dead that make him so crazy. Offenbach’s music, on the other hand? Crazy beautiful, a tour-de-force.
Boston Lyric Opera’s cast of The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d’Hoffmann_) _includes four singers who play fourteen roles in the drama. Soprano Georgia Jarman is Stella, Hoffmann’s current love, and she is also Olympia, Antonia, and Giulietta, the three women he has loved and lost. Gaétan Laperrière foils Hoffmann in each act, as Counsellor Lindorf, Coppélius, Dr. Miracle, and Captain Dapertutto. Mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier is Hoffmann’s friend Nicklausse and his Muse. And Offenbach himself takes over the roles of four servants.