Les contes d'Hoffmann - Original Production Photos

These photographs are of the original cast and production of 1881 at L'Opéra-Comique. They are from the Collection de la Régie théâtrale of the Bibliotèque Historique de la Ville de Paris, and are reproduced with kind permission from Jacques Offenbachs Hoffmanns Erzählungen, Gabriele Brandstetter (Hrsg.), Thurnauer Schriften zum Musiktheater, Band 9, 1988, Laaber-Verlag, Laaber.

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Spalanzani Coppélius Olympia et Hoffmann
M. Gourdon Alexandre Taskin Adèle Isaac, Jean-Alexandre Talazac
Antonia Dr. Miracle Miracle et Antonia
Adèle Isaac Alexandre Taskin Alexandre Taskin, Adèle Isaac
Morte d'Antonia Hoffmann et Stella
Act III Finale Jean-Alexandre Talazac, Adèle Isaac

contributed by Richard S. Bogart and Mary Cicora

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