The Tales of Hoffmann — aria — Paris Opera

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The Tales of Hoffmann

Opéra fantastique in five acts

Score: Jacques Offenbach

Libretto: Jules Barbier

Premiered in 1881 in Paris


✓ Jacques Offenbach’s swan song

✓ A perfect blend of drama and humour (like me)

✓ An undying hit: the Barcarolle

✓ French actor Bourvil cast for a small part

session 1

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2 min

The storyline

session 2

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3 min

The characters

session 3

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3 min

The Context

session 4

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10 min

Music

session 5

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3 min

Theatre

session 6

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3 min

Anecdotes