THE TALES OF HOFFMANN

Directed by John Schlesinger
US release date: December 5, 2016
Doomed to fail in love but succeed in art, the opera is told across three acts with three different love stories; the black comedy of adoring a mechanical doll, the sensuous menace of a materialistic courtesan to the tragedy of true love.

Laemmle is thrilled to present the Royal Opera’s lavish 1980 production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann. The opera is based on the fantastical tales of the German Romantic writer and composer E.T.A Hoffmann and was originally directed by the late film director John Schlesinger (Academy Award winner of Best Director for Midnight Cowboy in 1969). 

Starring the sensational Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the poet E.T.A Hoffmann, the story explores the disheveled reality of E.T.A Hoffmann’s life and the elegant, successful-in-love poet of his dreams. Doomed to fail in love but succeed in art, the opera is told across three acts with three different love stories; the black comedy of adoring a mechanical doll, the sensuous menace of a materialistic courtesan to the tragedy of true love. 

Transporting audiences from the visually alluring world of Paris to the hedonism of Venice, the costumes and ravishing sets make this production a cinematic feast for the eyes.


The Tales of Hoffmann
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Composed by: Jacques Offenbach
Conducted by: Evelino Pidò
With: Christine Rice, Sofia Fomina, Sonya Yoncheva
Runtime: 210 min


The Tales of Hoffmann will open at Laemmle Theatres on December 5, 2016. For more information, click here

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