tales of hoffmann

THU, APRIL 4, 2019  |   7 PM
SAT, APRIL 6, 2019  |   8 PM
Andrew Jackson Hall, TPAC

Walking the fine line between dreams and reality, this fantastical thrill-ride takes the audience along on a poet’s exhaustive search for the perfect woman.  Loosely based on the life and loves of E.T.A. Hoffmann (whose “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” became a really famous ballet), Offenbach’s vignettes glitter with sensuality, emotion and the glorious agony of the creative process.  An imaginative art deco set and famous tunes you already know make this a night of must-see theatre.

Music by Jacques Offenbach
Libretto by Jules Barbier from the play by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré

Directed by John Hoomes
Conducted by William Boggs
Featuring the Nashville Opera Orchestra
Sung in French with projected English titles

Running time:  2 hours, 53 minutes, two 20-minute intermissions

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Noah Stewart,  tenor E.T.A. Hoffmann

Noah Stewart, tenor
E.T.A. Hoffmann

Chelsea Friedlander,  soprano  2019 Mary Ragland Emerging Artist  Olympia

Chelsea Friedlander, soprano
2019 Mary Ragland Emerging Artist
Olympia

Brent Hetherington,  baritone  2019 Mary Ragland Emerging Artist  Hermann, Schlemil

Brent Hetherington, baritone
2019 Mary Ragland Emerging Artist
Hermann, Schlemil

Zachary James,  bass-baritone  The Bovender Principal Artist  The Four Villains

Zachary James, bass-baritone
The Bovender Principal Artist
The Four Villains

John Easterlin,  tenor Andres, Spalanzani, Frantz, Pittichinaccio

John Easterlin, tenor
Andres, Spalanzani, Frantz, Pittichinaccio

Megan Murphy Chambers  The Muse of Poetry

Megan Murphy Chambers
The Muse of Poetry

Sara Crigger,  mezzo-soprano  2019 Mary Ragland Emerging Artist  Nicklausse

Sara Crigger, mezzo-soprano
2019 Mary Ragland Emerging Artist
Nicklausse

Rafael Porto,  bass-baritone Luther, Crespel

Rafael Porto, bass-baritone
Luther, Crespel

Inna Dukach,  soprano Giulietta, Antonia, Stella

Inna Dukach, soprano
Giulietta, Antonia, Stella

Darius Thomas,  tenor  2019 Mary Ragland Emerging Artist  Nathanael, Cochenille

Darius Thomas, tenor
2019 Mary Ragland Emerging Artist
Nathanael, Cochenille