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8:00pm
MSU Opera Theatre presents Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach  (Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...))

DIRECTOR
Melanie Helton

GUEST CONDUCTOR
Daniel Beckwith (Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne Opera)

Haunting melodies and fantastical tales meld into an evening of brilliant French opera in Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann, loosely based on the short stories of the poet E.T.A. Hoffmann. Join the dreamscape of the stories of Hoffmann's three doomed loves: a mechanical doll, a servant of an earthly devil, and a dying singer. Each love story has its own twist as Hoffmann searches for the ideal woman, only to lose each lover by means of his own foolishness. This is French grand opera at its best - a showcase for brilliant singing, dramatic confrontation, and soaring orchestral harmonies. Sung in French (with English surtitles).
A preview lecture will be held 45 minutes before each performance.

The 2011-12 MSU Opera Theatre season is supported by the Worthington Family Foundation.


Location: MSU Concert Auditorium, Auditorium Rd., MSU Campus [map]
Price: $20, $18 for senior citizens (age 60 and older), $10 for student and those under 18
Sponsor: College of Music
Contact: email pic musicpr@msu.edu
phone pic 517.353.5340