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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Offenbach’s grand French opera follows the poet Hoffmann as he searches for true love in a magical tale of thwarted love, art, and revenge! Best known for the Barcarolle “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour,” “Chanson de Kleinzach,” and the ultimate showcase of coloratura soprano singing, Olympia’s “Doll aria.” LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN is a haunting tale of one man’s desire for the perfect woman. Hounded by his other-worldly nemesis and accompanied by Nicklausse, his ever-faithful friend, Hoffmann seems forever unlucky in love. Darkly playful and set against fantastical backdrops and stirring chorus formations, the opera renders the story of Hoffmann’s descent into madness and intoxication in faithful detail. The opera will unfold acted in front of Union Avenue Opera's wonderful orchestra all on The Big Top stage with costumes and lights in the large open-air tent, which allows for extra space and physically distanced seats to ensure the safety of our patrons and artists. Protective face coverings are required to enter and must be worn at all times, except when eating or drinking. Wednesday, July 21 at 7:30PM Friday, July 23 at 2:00PM Saturday, July 24 at 7:30PM Performances take place at The Big Top (3401 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103)
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