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The Tales of Hoffmann
Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 ~ Monday, 14 May 2012
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts - R. Fraser Elliot Hall 145 Queen St. W., Toronto
The opening of the Canadian Opera Company’s spring season sparkles as Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann returns to the COC for the first time since 1988. The opera follows the poet Hoffmann, a writer of fantastical fables, as he spins dark reminiscences of his failed attempts to find love. Appearing in the title role is one of the most exciting talents on the international opera scene today, American tenor Russell Thomas (COC debut). Also appearing as Hoffmann is COC Ensemble Studio graduate tenor David Pomeroy who recently made his Metropolitan Opera debut in this role. Hoffmann’s three would-be loves are portrayed by a group of outstanding sopranos: Canadian Andriana Chuchman (COC debut); Canadian Erin Wall, recently seen at the COC in Love from Afar; and American Keri Alkema (COC debut). Acclaimed Canadian bass-baritone John Relyea makes his company debut as Hoffmann’s four nemeses. Leading the COC Orchestra and Chorus through Offenbach’s rich, melodic masterpiece is COC Music Director Johannes Debus. He is joined by English director Lee Blakeley, who comes to the COC on the heels of acclaimed productions for an impressive roster of companies, including Minnesota Opera, Santa Fe Opera and Théâtre du Châtelet.
Single tickets for The Tales of Hoffmann are $12 – $318 (specially priced $22 tickets are available for people under the age of 30). Tickets are available online at coc.ca, by calling COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231, or in person at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All performance dates and times
Tues. April 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. April 14, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.
Wed. April 18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. April 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Fri. April 27, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. May 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Sun. May 6, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Tues. May 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Mon. May 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Producer: Canadian Opera Company
Running time: 3 hours, 15 minutes including two intermissions
Box office number: 416-363-8231
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