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Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Royal Opera, ROH, Covent Garden, November 2016

This classic 1980 production by John Schlesinger, superbly revived by Daniel Dooner, provides the juxtaposition of magic and reality inherent in so many of E T A Hoffmann’s stories. The play by Barbier and CarrĂ© that underlies Offenbach’s opera is based on a selection of his tales that illuminate the dichotomy between life and art, …

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