Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1989) The Australian Opera
by Jacques Offenbach
The Tales of Hoffmann (French: Les contes d'Hoffmann) is an opéra fantastique by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was written by Jules Barbier, based on three short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann, who is the protagonist of the story. It was Offenbach's final work; he died in October 1880, four months before the premiere. After returning from America in 1876, Offenbach learned that Barbier had adapted the play, which Hector Salomon had now set to music at the Opéra. Salomon handed the project to Offenbach. Work proceeded slowly, interrupted by the composition of profitable lighter works. Offenbach had a premonition, like Antonia, that he would die prior to its completion.
Cast: Elizabeth Campbell, Robert Allman, Jonathon Welch, Donald Solomon, Gregory Tomlinson, Neil Kirkby, Anson Austin, Gordon Wilcock, Jonathon Welch, Anson Austin, David Brennan, Helen Borthwick, Bernadette Cullen, John Fulford, Amanda Thane, Clifford Grant, Kerry Elizabeth Brown, David Crooks, Roland Peelman, Marie-Claire, Brian Fitzgerald
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