Hoffman, E T A - The Tales of Hoffmann, Offenbach – Full opera
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The Tales of Hoffmann (French: Les contes d'Hoffmann) is an opéra fantastique by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto was written by Jules Barbier, based on three short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann, who is the protagonist of the story. It was Offenbach's final work, as he died a year before the premiere.
Jacques Offenbach's masterwork, the opera Les contes d'Hoffmann ("The Tales of Hoffmann", 1881), is based on the stories, principally
- Der Sandmann ("The Sandman", 1816),
- Rat Krespel ("Councillor Krespel", 1818), and
- Das verlorene Spiegelbild ("The Lost Reflection") from