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Offenbach: Les Contes D'hoffmann / Pretre, Domingo, Cotrubas, Baltsa

Offenbach / Domingo / Cotrubas / Baltsa / Serra
Release Date: 10/14/2003 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2040  
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Ileana CotrubasPlacido DomingoAgnes BaltsaLuciana Serra,   ... 
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

By Jacques Offenbach. Seeking to exorcise the failure of his current love affair, the poet Hoffmann tells the story of his three past loves - the doll-like Olympia, the high-class courtesan Giulietta, and the ambitious but delicate Antonia - and recalls how each was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival. In this production by the distinguished film director, John Schlesinger, with spectacular designs by Maria Björnson and William Dudley, Offenbach's nightmare world is brought to life. The all-star cast is headed by Placido Domingo as Hoffmann: his three loves are Ileana Cotrubas, Agnes Baltsa and Luciana Serra and the manifestations of his rival are sung by Geraint Evans, Robert Lloyd, Siegmund Nimsgern and Nicola Ghiuselev. The Read more score, which includes such favorites as the "Barcarolle" and the "Doll's Song", is conducted by Georges Prêtre. Sung in French, with subtitles available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. NTSC, Region 1, Full Screen 4:3, Dolby Digital Stereo. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano),
Luciana Serra (Soprano), Sir Geraint Evans (Baritone), Robert Lloyd (Bass),
Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Language: French 

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