Stephanie Smith

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Les Contes D'Hoffmann

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Sunday October 21, 2012 / 2:00pm
Les Contes D'Hoffmann
2 tickets
Rear Orchestra
1305 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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A terrific production. Creative sets and imaginative costumes highlighted the poet's (Hoffmann's) drunken fantasies. Vocally secure and expressive singing by all. The characters looked their parts and acted convincingly. I hate to mention anyone in particular because of lack of space and do not want to leave anyone out. I attended performances at the Met in NY and at SFOpera this month. In many ways this show was a greater success and much more enjoyable. I saw Hoffmann in Paris some years ago. West Bay Opera's was a far better show! Outstanding achievement. Bravo!