There are those who will argue opera is an antiquated art form, a stuffy and unrealistic view of theater. These people
have definitely not seen the latest production of The Tales of Hoffmann, the classic opera by Jacques Offenbach. Perhaps never
before have the themes and message of the performance been so poignant. As relevant, moving and powerful today as when it
was first performed in 1881, The Tales of Hoffmann is an astounding piece of theater that should no be missed by anyone who
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The Tales of Hoffmann is based on a quirky play by writers Jules Barbier, who wrote the opera's libretto, and Michel Carre.
The story takes the real-life German poet, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and makes him a character in some of his own, vivid stories. Jacques
Offenbach's operatic adaptation follows the same scheme, putting the hapless Hoffmann in three colorful stories of failed
love. Offenbach's creation is one of the grandest and most evocative of all 19th-century French operas, achieving a combination
of emotional depth and musical brilliance that only the finest opera composers ever penned.
If ever a man was unlucky in love, it's Hoffmann. This wild-eyed poet travels the globe in search of his perfect woman
and tragically has his chances at love thwarted every time. First, Hoffmann's smitten by Olympia but discovers she's nothing
more than a mechanical doll. Then he falls for Antonia, a fragile songstress who'll die if she sings and of course, she regrettably
does both. Finally he's seduced by Giulietta, but the villainous courtesan casts him aside. A tale too many are familiar with,
Hoffmann's epic is a masterwork of drama and song, and the opportunity to see it live shouldn't be missed. Get your tickets
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During his lifetime, Jacques Offenbach became world-renowned as the composer of operettas, often light comedies boasting
scores of catchy tunes that audiences enjoyed but perhaps never truly admired. When Jacques Offenbach began writing The Tales
of Hoffmann in 1877, he hoped the opera would elevate his reputation to a more esteemed level. It did exactly that, but unfortunately,
the composer never lived to see it. Just like the title character, what Offenbach sought was just out of reach, but with San
Francisco War Memorial Opera House tickets from StubHub, you can help carry on his legacy and see The Tales of Hoffmann
Impossibly beautiful music combined with flamboyant theatricality and an immortal theme make The Tales of Hoffmann a timeless
opera classic. From the moment the curtain rises on this lush piece of performance art, Hoffmann's very real troubles become
the audience's. His pain is their pain. His song is their song, and the bond performer and viewer share is a shining testament
to the incredible power of Offenbach's work. With classical
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