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Les Contes d'Hoffmann [videorecording]: (The Tales of Hoffmann)

[music] by Jacques Offenbach ; from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
The poet Hoffmann tells the tales of his three past loves and how each affair was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival.
Director
Brian Large
Performers
Placido Domingo (Hoffmann) ; Luciana Serra (Olympia) ; Agnes Baltsa (Giulietta) ; Ileana Cotrubas (Antonia) ; Geraint Evans (Coppé́lius) ; Siegmund Nimsgern (Dappertutto) ; Nicola Ghiuselev (Miracle) ; Robert Lloyd (Spalanzani) ; supporting soloists ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; Royal Opera Chorus ; conductor, Georges Pretre.
Release Date
1981
Run Time
150 min.
Language
Sung in French with optional English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese subtitles
Notes
  • Opera fantastique in three acts, a prologue, an epilogue.
  • Title from opening screen credits.
  • Libretto by Barbier and Carre based on the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann.
  • Videodisc release of a 1981 production.
  • Produced by BBC Television in association with NVC Arts.
Uniform Title
Contes d'Hoffmann
Variant Title
Tales of Hoffmann
ISBN
0769776205, 9780769776200
Credits
Producer, John Schlesinger ; video director, Brian Large ; scenery, William Dudley ; costumes, Maria Bjornson ; movement, Eleanor Fazan.
Published
West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2003]
Recording Info
Recorded at the Royal Opera House, Convent Garden, London, January 1981.
Publisher no.
D2040 Kultur
Description
1 videodisc (150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital stereo; full screen 4:3.
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