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Opera on 3

Synopsis

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Uve from the Met: Tales of Hoffmann
Offenbach's ever popular opera, which he never lived to see performed.
The poet ETA Hoffmann awaits his latest lover, and tells three stories, each an episode from his own life: first, his infatuation with a mechanical doll, Olympia; then his thwarted love with a singer, Antonia; and finally an ill-fated encounter with a Venetian courtesan, Giulietta. Sung in French.
Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Simone Young Act
7.45 How the Diva Lost Her Voice
Peggy Reynolds investigates the silencing of the operatic heroine.
8.15 Act 2
9.05 The Met Opera Quiz
Martin Bernheimer puts listeners' questions to three operatic experts. QUESTIONS: should be sent to Met Opera Quiz, FOR Station, PO Box 805, New York, NY 10150
9.35 Act 3

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Bernheimer
Olympia: Natalie Dessay (soprano)
AntoniaStella: Patricia Racette (soprano)
Giulietta: Jennifer Larmore (soprano)
Nicklausse: Susanne Mentzer (mezzo)
Hoffmann: Richard Leech (tenor)
Lindorf: James Morris (baritone)

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