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The Met Opera on WRTI: Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann, Jan. 31, 1 PM

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Erin Morley sings Olympia and Vittorio Grigolo sings Hoffmann in The Met Opera's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo sings the title role of Hoffmann, the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer who is looking for love in Jacques Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, a fantasy opera based on three short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann. The libretto was written by Jules Barber; the opera was first performed in 1881 in Paris. Saturday, January 31, 1 to 4:30 pm on WRTI.

One of the most-beloved opera arias is The Tales of Hoffmann's Barcarolle, Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour:

http://youtu.be/0u0M4CMq7uI

Cast:
Conductor: Yves Abel
Olympia: Erin Morley
Antonia/Stella: Hibla Gerzmava
Giulietta: Christine Rice
Nicklausse: Kate Lindsey
Hoffmann: Vittorio Grigolo
Four Villains: Thomas Hampson

Synopsis

Listen to the septet "Hélas, mon cœur s'égare encore"

http://youtu.be/TkKTear_olc