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Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann DVD (The Royal Opera)

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Seeking to exorcise the failure of his current love affair, the poet Hoffmann tells the tales 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.

Composer:Jaques Offenbach
Hoffmann: Plácido Domingo
Lindorf:Robert Lloyd
Coppélius: Geraint Evans
Dappertutto: Siegmund Nimsgern 
Antonia: Ileana Cotrubas
Giulietta: Agnes Baltsa
Olympia: Luciana Serra

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Georges Prêtre
Director: John Schlesinger
Designs: Maria Björnson / William Dudley

Picture: 4:3
Sound: DD 2.0 Stereo
Format: NTSC
Region code: 2–6 worldwide (please check your region code)
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/SP/IT/JA
Running time: 150 mins
Year: 1981