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Articles tagged with "Les Contes d’Hoffmann"

Why did Schlesinger’s production of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann hog the headlines?

28 November 2016

Sex scenes, scandal and sensational headlines: the ROH Collections team delve into the archives to uncover the buzz around this iconic production, 36 years on from its premiere.

Bringing a classic into focus: The challenges of reviving Les Contes d’Hoffmann

21 November 2016

With gigantic sets and rail-upon-rail of luxurious costumes, John Schlesinger’s sumptuous production is one of the toughest to stage in the repertory.

Watch: Why Les Contes d'Hoffmann is 'the perfect vehicle for cinema’

16 November 2016

How director John Schlesinger's background in film influenced his hyper-detailed production of Offenbach's opera.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Les Contes d'Hoffmann in cinemas?

15 November 2016

John Schlesinger's classic Royal Opera production was relayed live to cinemas around the world.

Cast change: Marita Sølberg to sing in Les Contes d'Hoffmann on 3 December 2016

15 November 2016

Norwegian soprano to replace Sonya Yoncheva in the role of Antonia.

Les Contes d’Hoffmann musical highlight: The Doll Aria

14 November 2016

Offenbach’s Olympia shows she’s no ordinary doll in this fiendishly difficult party-piece for soprano.

Offenbach’s Les Contes d'Hoffmann to be relayed live to cinemas on 15 November 2016

11 November 2016

The live relay of John Schlesinger's classic Royal Opera production stars an impressive cast including Vittorio Grigolo, Thomas Hampson and Sonya Yoncheva.

#OperaGram Instameet: Photos from behind the scenes on Les Contes d'Hoffmann

8 November 2016

Instagrammers joined The Royal Opera to capture preparations for the return of John Schlesinger's sumptuous production.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann?

8 November 2016

John Schlesinger's classic Royal Opera production of The Tales of Hoffmann returns to Covent Garden with a starry cast.

Telling Tales: Why Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann is among the most edited operas in the repertory

7 November 2016

The composer died before completing the opera, leading to a great amount of second-guessing as to Offenbach’s true final intentions.

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