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2010 The Tales of Hoffmann


The Tales of Hoffmann November 2010 Back to Gallery

Another astonishing production from Midland Opera. The directorial team's vision gave new meaning and life to this often scorned piece, and set the production at the time of the transition between silent and talkie movies. Scored by Eric Wetherell again, with precise playing by the QPS. Well done to the hard-working team, the cast and chorus who gave so much.
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Download the full programme here: tales_of_hoffmann

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Hoffmann Senior Roger Hanke
Young Hoffmann Kristian Cleworth
Nicklausse Anna Hainsworth
Olympia Lorraine Payne
Antonia Sophie Levi
Giuletta Jacqueline White
Dapertutto John Kiefert
Spalanzani Clive Thursfield
Coppelius David Mellor
Dr Miracle Devon Harrison
Crespel Clive Thursfield
Cochenille Sheila Giles
Antonia's Mother Pat Bullock
Harpist Sarah Dyble
Franz Willem Meijs
Nathaniel Barry Matthews
Hermann Mel Taylor
Piitichinachio David Gold
Schlemil Steve Miller
Pianist Jon-Luke Kirton
Luther Andrew Cooley
Mrs Luther Harriet Pauly
Muse Yukimi Muta
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Libretto by Jules Barbier
English version by Edward Agate
Reduced score by Eric Wetherell for Midland Opera.
Orchestra Players of the Queens Park Sinfonia

Musical Director Phil Ypres-Smith
Artistic Director Andrew Potter
Production Co-ordination Malcolm Oakes
Stage Designer Chloe Gamby
Costumes Emma Skinner, Deborah Johnson
Props Steve Miller
Set Realisation Trevor Woodford
Construction Jemima Bruntlett, Trevor Woodford, David Conway, Graham Leonard & Malcolm Oakes
Stage Manager Robert Taylor
Lighting Co-ordination Crescent Theatre
Stage Crew Roger mann and MO team



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13 of our Previous Productions – Click on an icon to download the appropriate programme pdf.
2015 The Thieving Magpie 2014 The Magic Flute 2013 The Elixir of Love
2012 Turandot 2011 Jack Faust & Sister Angelica 2010 Tales_of_Hoffmann
2009 Macbeth 2008 Carmen 2007 A Masked Ball
2006 Cavalleria Rusticana & I Pagliacci 2005 Eugene Onegin 2004 La Clemenza di Tito
2003 The Medium
...For a full list back to 1946 see the How it all began page.
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