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The Real Tales of Hoffmann: Origin, History, and Restoration of an Operatic Masterpiece
Of all operas in the standard repertory, none has had a more complicated genesis and textual history than Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann. Based on a highly successful 1851 play inspired by the short stories by the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, the work occupied the last decade of Offenbach's life. When he died in October 1880, the work was being rehearsed at the O ...more
Hardcover, 584 pages
Published June 8th 2017 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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