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Sunday Opera: Revisiting an Old Friend - The Tales of Hoffmann
Jacques Offenbach's opera The Tales of Hoffmann was his last work and was left incomplete at the time of his death. As a result, it is often staged with many changes that are against Offenbach's wishes. On this week's Sunday Opera at 3 pm, we'll be looking at this wonderful score as it was meant to be produced and featuring a stellar cast lead by Francisco Araiza as Hoffmann, Samuel Ramey as all four of Hoffman's evil foils, Anne Sofie von Otter as The Muse / Niklausse, Eva Lind as Olympia, Jessye Norman as Antonia, and Cheryl Studer as the treacherous Giulietta. After the opera, we'll hear an excerpt from Offenbach's only full-length ballet, Le Papillon.