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Les Contes d'Hoffmann Digital Programme


Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Introduction to the opera

Watch: exclusive rehearsal films

An exclusive look into the rehearsal room as Sonya Yoncheva and Thomas Hampson rehearse their roles in Act III of Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Production photographs

Backstage photographs


A full synopsis of this production, illustrated with introductory films

Spot on!

Sarah Lenton on the business of getting Hoffmann on stage

Posthumous Pleasure

When Hoffmann opened in 1881 Offenbach was already dead. John Snelson looks at how the opera continued to evolve in spite of its composer.

E.T.A. Hoffmann Chronology

Important dates in the life of E.T.A. Hoffmann

Watch: the trailer