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Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann / Grigolo

Release Date: 12/15/2017 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 537661  
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Thomas HampsonSonya YonchevaKate LindseyChristine Rice,   ... 
Conductor:  Evelino Pidň
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House OrchestraRoyal Opera Chorus

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Works on This Recording

Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Sonya Yoncheva (Soprano), Kate Lindsey (Mezzo Soprano),
Christine Rice (Soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (Tenor), Sofia Fomina (Soprano)
Conductor:  Evelino Pidň
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra,  Royal Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 

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 Really impressive Hoffmann February 19, 2018 By W. Thurman (Thomaston, GA) See All My Reviews "This is a video of the recent revival of the 1980's Covent Garden production of Les Contes d'Hoffmann. It's a "traditional" production in terms of sets and costumes, but also in terms of the music included (except that it also presents the "recently discovered" aria for Nicklausse, in the Antonia act) and the order in which the three acts are presented. The stage direction is wonderful and the singing is simply superb. The principal singers are all perfectly cast. I have a video cassette of this production (dating from 1981, with Domingo), but the digital improvements in both video and audio make this a fine addition to one's opera library." Report Abuse
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