The Tales of Hoffmann
Katydid Productions presents Jacques Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffmann" at the Beyer Auditorium in Park Ridge, Illinois, June 1,2,8,9,15 and 16.
Join us for this musical fantasy woven around the poet Hoffmann and his Muse while he battles his demons and recounts the three great loves and losses of his life: Olympia, the living doll; Antonia, the aspiring singer with a fatal flaw, and Giulietta, the courtesan who seduces him and ultimately betrays him. All three ladies, consciously or unconsciously, in the service of Hoffmann's great enemy, who mercilessly uses them to destroy Hoffmann. Lightened by a supporting cast of rowdy students, cranky bartender, mad scientist, silly manservant, gambler and a very manly woman, this tragicomedy is a musical feast for the ears and a delight for the eyes.
In French, with projected titles in English, even "non-opera-goers" will find much that is familiar to the ear, from the "villain" themes that have been echoed and imitated by Hollywood over and over again, to the barcarolle in Act IV, to the romantic and overwhelming love duets in Acts III and IV.
Hoffmann - Kevin Siembor
Lindorf/Coppelius etc - Dave Govertsen/DaRell Haynes
Muse/Nicklausse - Amanda Runge/Melissa Arning/Jori Jennings
Olympia/Antonia/Giulietta/Stella - Kate Comegys/Mary Lutz-Govertsen
Nathaniel/Spalanzani - Garret Johanssen/Ryan Douglas Wells
Andreas/Cochenille/Franz/Pittichinaccio - Matt Dingels/Ed Ozaki
Luther/Crespel - JongHun Kim/Brandon Brown
Hermann/Schlemil - Stuart Thompson/Michael Orlinsky
Covers: Lauren Berman, Angela Zawada, Morgan Bishop
Mary Wilson House Beyer Auditorium (View)
St. Mary's Church, 306 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|