4.22.17 Spring Opera: Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach
The Longy Opera Department and Conservatory Orchestra present Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach. The protagonist, poet E.T.A. Hoffmann, is to receive a letter from Stella, a dazzling opera singer, but the councillor Lindorf intercepts it and provokes Hoffmann's recollection of his past loves. Based on three of E.T.A. Hoffmann's short stories, the plot follows the author as he recounts the fantastical experiences of his three loves and the obstacles that haunt him every step of the way through this wonder-filled and intricate work.