Butler Opera Center: Les Contes d’Hoffmann


profile of a mechanical doll in front of a steampunk background of cogs and sprockets

by Jacques Offenbach with libretto by Jules Barbier
Garnett Bruce, director

Douglas Kinney Frost, conductor

Follow the love-drunk poet E.T.A. Hoffmann, as he finds himself on a journey through his own fated love stories. Guided by his muse disguised as confidant Nicklausse, Hoffmann becomes the protagonist pursuing the love of women he has already written about: a mechanical doll, a critically ill opera singer, and a Venetian courtesan. Offenbach’s evocative score — the pinnacle of 19th-century French opera — weaves unforgettable melodies along the way. Will Hoffmann find love with real-life opera singer Stella? Or will he again find himself using personal heartbreak to fuel his art?



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April 14, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
April 16, 4 to 7 p.m.
April 21, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
April 23, 4 to 7 p.m.

$10 – 20

All University of Texas at Austin students are allowed one free ticket as long as they are available. Student tickets must be picked up at the Box Office with valid student I.D. Seating is unassigned. There are four wheelchair spaces available in McCullough Theater.

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Opera Streamed Online Vocal Arts