• Jacques Offenbach
  • Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) (1881)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

Translation available in English, German, Italian. G. Schirmer controls the rights in the English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin for this work but does not supply orchestral materials.

  •; stage band flt, hp, pf
  • SATB chorus
  • 2S, 3Mz, 7T, 7Bar, B
  • 2 hr 17 min
  • Libretto by Barbier and Carré. English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin.
  • English, French

Programme Note

Cast List:
   ANDRÈS, a servant: Tenor
   LUTHER, an innkeeper: Baritone
   NATHANAEL, a student: Tenor
   HERMANN, a student: Baritone
   NICKLAUSSE, Hoffmann's companion: Mezzo-Soprano
   HOFFMANN, a young poet: Tenor
   SPALANZANI, an inventor: Tenor
   COCHENILLE, a servant: Tenor
   COPPÉLIUS, friend of Spalanzani: Bass-Baritone
   OLYMPIA, a doll: Soprano
   GIULIETTA, a courtesan: Mezzo-Soprano
   SCHLEMIL, her protector: Baritone
   DAPERTUTTO, a magician: Bass-Baritone
   ANTONIA: Soprano
   CRESPEL, her father: Bass
   FRANTZ, a servant: Tenor
   DR. MIRACLE: Bass-Baritone

As the evil Councillor Lindorff plots to steal the object of Hoffmann’s affections, Hoffmann is persuaded to recount his sad story of his three love affairs with an automaton, a consumptive prima donna and a treacherous courtesan.