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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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5.0 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Keith Oshins

The libretto was superb!

Both the writing and the singing were to the highest professional standards.

reviewed Mar 04 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from n6tqs

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.

reviewed Mar 04 2009 report as inappropriate
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Description

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

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