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Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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30 reviews
40 stars
The show is 2.5 hours long so take that into account when making reservations for dinner.
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89 events
30 reviews
40 stars
We ate at Trattoria La Siciliana, which is about 4 blocks away from the theater. The food is so great, served family style. Make a reservation for before or after the show.
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"Tales of Hoffmann"
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37 events
8 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 04 2009

It's a very good adaptation of Tales of Hoffman, with an outstanding cast, chorus and orchestra, and a great libretto. Julia Morgan Center is a good venue, with dining nearby.
Highly reccomended.

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35 reviews
21 stars
attended Mar 04 2009

This was a wonderful event that I encourage all music lovers and steampunk lovers to attend. Berkeley Opera performed in the Julia Morgan theatre, an intimate setting for a full opera production with cast, orchestra, and full sets and costumes....continued

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Set in the fantastical science fiction universe of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, David Scott Marley’s sparkling English adaptation of The Tales of Hoffmann returns to Berkeley Opera. Populating this pre-electric industrial “steampunk” world is the tortured poet Hoffmann telling stories of his past loves, taking flights of fancy powered by steam, elaborate clockworks and magic where the science leaves off.

Adam Flowers is the tortured poet Hoffmann, Angela Cadelago the objects of his affection, Paul Murray his villainous rival and Nora Martin his devoted friend and muse.

English adaptation by David Scott Marley

Conducted by Ernest Knell

Directed by Phil Lowery

About the Ticket Supplier: West Edge Opera

West Edge Opera was founded as Berkeley Opera in 1979 by baritone Richard Goodman, also an Engineering Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, who is now Artistic Director Emeritus.

West Edge Opera's mission is to present opera as lively, compelling musical theater, fusing music and drama to delight, move, and challenge our audiences, while remaining accessible, affordable and engaging.