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Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann - André Mallabrera (vocals); Christiane Gayraud (vocals); Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (vocals); Ernest Blanc (vocals);...
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  1. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts
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Offenbach's opera Les Contes d'Hoffman is an homage to E.T.A. Hoffmann, the supreme master of Romantic fantasy and musical rapture. The fascinating Offenbach, who appeared to some as a figment of Hoffmann's fervid imagination, drew his inspiration, as the title indicates, from Hoffmann's stories. Relying on such eminently Hoffmann-esque motifs as death, damnation, alcoholic intoxication, the supernatural, and above all, love, Offenbach's music conjures up a scintillating world in which charm and brilliant wit triumph, ...

Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann 2008, EMI

UPC: 724356797925