The Tales of Hoffmann: Pocket Opera's Version of Offenbach Classic
Jacques Offenbach's 1881 The Tales of Hoffmann
, based on the works of German writer of the same name, finds a young French poet pining after the prima donna who's performing next door to his local tavern. While he waits for her show to end, he reminisces over three of his lost loves, in fanciful stories featuring a beautiful automaton, a voice from the dead and a scheming courtesan. The "Barcarolle" is the most famed of its musical highlights and appears in the film Titanic
. The Tales of Hoffmann
is the latest of Pocket Opera's productions at Marines Memorial Theatre, which aim to entertain with accessible versions of classic works, presented with lively narration by Daniel Pippin. Now celebrating its 35th anniversary, the company showcases some of the Bay Area's best vocal talents, who are accompanied by the Pocket Philharmonic, a chamber orchestra of eight to fifteen musicians.
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The last date listed for Tales of Hoffman was Sunday July 22, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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About the Ticket Supplier: Pocket Opera
Hailed by the press as "triumphant," "thrilling" and "funny," Pocket Opera enchants audiences with innovative, unpredictable productions that aim for the heart, challenge the mind and tickle the funny bone. Superb professional singers perform original English translations of classic and lesser known operas, accompanied by the Pocket Philharmonic. Dr. Pippin's vibrant and witty translations are also available to other companies and educational institutional.