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Les Contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann

Author: John SchlesingerPlácido DomingoIleana CotrubasAgnes BaltsaLuciana SerraAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thorn EMI Video, ©1981.
Series: Thorn EMI classic performance.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : FrenchView all editions and formats
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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 and recalls how each was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival.
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Genre/Form: Televised operas
Television adaptations
Television programs
Filmed operas
Drama
Named Person: E T A Hoffmann; E T A Hoffmann
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Schlesinger; Plácido Domingo; Ileana Cotrubas; Agnes Baltsa; Luciana Serra; Robert Lloyd; Geraint Evans; Nikola Gi︠u︡zelev; Jules Barbier; Michel Carré; Georges Prêtre; E T A Hoffmann; Jacques Offenbach; Royal Opera House (London, England). Chorus.; Royal Opera House (London, England). Orchestra.; Covent Garden Video Productions.; Thorn EMI Video (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; HBO/Cannon Video.
OCLC Number: 18406728
Language Note: Sung in French with English subtitles.
Notes: Sung in French with English subtitles.
Performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on January 2, 1981.
Based on the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann.
Distributed worldwide by Arts International Limited.
Libretto includes an English synopsis ; libretto in French and English.
Credits: Performed by the Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra ; conductor, Georges Prêtre ; music director, Sir Colin Davis ; chorus master, John Barker.
Cast: Placido Domingo (Hoffmann), Ileana Cotrubas (Antonia), Agnes Baltsa (Giulietta), Luciana Serra (Olympia), Robert Lloyd, Geraint Evans, Nicola Ghiuselev.
Description: 1 videocassette (149 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 libretto (62 p. ; 17 cm.)
Details: VHS format; stereo, hi-fi.
Series Title: Thorn EMI classic performance.
Other Titles: Tales of Hoffmann
Responsibility: by Jacques Offenbach ; libretto by Barbier and Carré ; [presented by] HBO/Cannon Video ; BBC-TV production in association with Covent Garden Video Productions ; director, Brian Large ; produced by John Schlesinger.

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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 and recalls how each was thwarted by the evil influence of his rival.

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