Opera Notre Dame to present “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”

Author: Shannon Chapla

ND Opera spring 2010

Opera Notre Dame will present Jacques Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)” April 22 to 25 (Thursday to Sunday) in the Decio Mainstage Theatre of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame.

Admission is $15 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Performances are at 7 p.m. Tickets and additional information are available at the DeBartolo Center box office or by calling 574-631-2800 or visiting http://performingarts.nd.edu/.

In his final masterpiece, Offenbach examines an artist’s “outsider” role in society and the ultimate cost of true talent. The production, sung in the original French with English subtitles, features recently discovered music alongside some of the most famous melodies in all opera, including the immortal “Barcarolle.”