Les contes d'Hoffmann

Jacques Offenbach

Les contes d'Hoffmann

Op. 67 • “The Tales of Hoffmann”

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Offenbach laid the foundations of a new musical genre with a series of tuneful operettas full of wit and Parisian joie de vivre, but by 1870 the fashion for comic opera had waned, and during a visit to America he conceived the idea of a large-scale opera that was to be his masterpiece. By 1878, he had completed all thr... read more