Les contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach, Jacques)

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Arranger Ernest Guiraud (1837–1892), completion
Publisher. Info. Paris: Choudens Fils, 1907. Plate A.C. 5100.
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Arranger Ernest Guiraud (1837–1892), completion
Auguste Bazille (1828–1891), piano reduction
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Choudens Père et fils, n.d.[1881]. Plate A.C. 5100.
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Arranger Ernest Guiraud (1837–1892), completion
Auguste Bazille (1828–1891), piano reduction
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Arranger Auguste Bazille (1828-1891), piano reduction
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Julius Hopp (1819-1885), German text
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Arranger Ernest Guiraud (1837–1892), completion
Auguste Bazille (1828–1891), piano reduction
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Choudens Fils, 1907. Plate A.C. 5100.
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Arranger Auguste Bazille (1828-1891), piano reduction
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Translator Angelo Zanardini (1821-1893), Italian text
Julius Hopp (1819-1885), German text
Publisher. Info. Paris: Choudens, 1907. Plate A.C. 5301.
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Arranger Ernest Guiraud (1837–1892), completion
Auguste Bazille (1828–1891), piano reduction
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Arranger Ernest Guiraud (1837–1892), completion
Auguste Bazille (1828–1891), piano reduction
Language French / English
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Publisher. Info. New York: Schirmer, 1911. Plate 24030.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, 1907. Plate 9476.
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Barcarolle (Act IV)

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Publisher. Info. The Coda, No.393
Boston: Ginn and Co., 1919.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Choudens Père et fils, n.d.(ca.1882). Plate A.C. 5303.
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General Information

Work Title Les contes d'Hoffmann
Alternative. Title Opéra fantastique en cinq actes
Composer Offenbach, Jacques
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 acts
    • Prélude
    • Acte I (Prologue)
    Introduction
    Chœur: Glou! Glou! Glou!
    Récitatif: Le conseiller Lindorf! (Lindorf, Andrès)
    Couplets: Dans les rôles d'amoureux langoureux (Lindorf)
    Scène: Deux heures devant moi (Lindorf, Luther)
    Chœur: Drig! Drig! Drig!
    (Les Étudiants, Hermann, Luther, Nathanaël, Lindorf, Hoffmann, Nicklausse)
    Chanson et Scène: Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach
    (Hoffmann, Les Étudiants, Nathanaël)
    Finale I: Peuh! cette bière est détestable!
    (Hoffmann, Nicklausse, Nathanaël, Lindorf, Hermann, Luther, Les Étudiants)
    • Acte II (Olympia)
    Entr'acte
    Scène: Là! dors en paix (Spalanzani, Hoffmann, Cochenille)
    Récitatif et Romance: Allons! courage et confiance (Hoffmann)
    Scène et Couplets
    Scène: Par Dieu! j'étais bien sûr de te trouver ici! (Nicklausse, Hoffmann)
    Couplets: Une poupèe aux yeux d'èmail (Nicklausse)
    Scène et Chanson
    Scène: C'est moi, Coppélius (Coppélius, Nicklausse, Hoffmann)
    Chanson: J'ai des yeux (Coppélius, Hoffmann, Spalanzani, Cochenille)
    Chœur, Scène et Couplets
    Chœur et Scène: Non, aucun hôte vraiment
    (Olympia, Nicklausse, Hoffmann, Spalanzani, Cochenille, Chœur)
    Couplets: Les oiseaux dans la charmille (Olympia)
    Romance: Ils se sont éloignés enfin! (Hoffmann, Olympia)
    Couplets: Voyez-la sous son éventail (Nicklausse)
    Scène: Tu me fuis? (Hoffmann, Nicklausse, Coppélius)
    Finale II: Voici les valseurs!
    (Olympia, Nicklausse, Hoffmann, Spalanzani, Cochenille, Coppélius, Chœur)
    • Acte III (Antonia)
    Entr'acte
    Romance: Elle a fui, la tourterelle (Antonia)
    Scène: Malheureuse enfant (Crespel, Antonia, Frantz)
    Couplets: Jour et nuit je me mets en quatre (Frantz)
    Scène: Frantz! c'est ici! (Hoffmann, Frantz)
    Duo: C'est une chanson d'amour (Antonia, Hoffmann)
    Scène: Qu'as-tu donc? (Hoffmann, Antonia, Crespel, Frantz, Miracle)
    Trio: Pour conjurer le danger (Miracle, Hoffmann, Crespel)
    Scène: Ne plus chanter! (Hoffmann, Antonia)
    Trio: Tu ne chanteras plus?" (Miracle, Antonia, Une Voix)
    Finale III: Mon enfant! ma fille!
    (Crespel, Antonia, Miracle, Hoffmann, Nicklausse)
    Romance: C'est l'amour vainqueur (Nicklausse)
    Intermède
    • Acte IV (Giulietta)
    Entr'acte et Barcarolle: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour
    (Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chœur)
    Récitatif et Couplets bachiques
    Récitatif: Et moi, ce n'est pas là (Hoffmann)
    Couplets bachiques: Amis, l'amour tendre et rêveur (Hoffmann)
    Scène: Je vois qu'on est en fête!
    (Schlémil, Giulietta, Pitichinaccio, Hoffmann, Nicklausse, Dapertutto, Chœur)
    Chanson: Scintille diamant (Dapertutto)
    Scène: Cher ange! (Dapertutto, Giulietta, Hoffmann)
    Duo: Malheureux! tu ne comprends donc pas ... O Dieu! de quelle ivresse
    (Giulietta, Hoffmann)
    Scène: Schlémil!
    (Giulietta, Schlémil, Hoffmann, Pitichinaccio, Dapertutto, Nicklausse)
    Septour: Hélas! mon cœur s'égare encore!
    (Giulietta, Hoffmann, Pitichinaccio, Schlémil, Nicklausse, Dapertutto, Chœur)
    Finale IV: Écoutez, messieurs!
    (Giulietta, Nicklausse, Hoffmann, Schlémil, Dapertutto, Pitichinaccio, Chœur)
    • Acte V (Epilogue)
    Entr'acte
    Scène: Voilà quelle fut l'histoire de mes amours
    (Hoffmann, Luther, Lindorf, Nathanaël, Nicklausse, Les Étudiants)
    Chœur: Allumons le punch!" (Hoffmann, Les Étudiants)
    Musique de scène et Romance: O Dieu! de quelle ivresse embrase-tu mon âme
    (Hoffmann)
    Finale V: "Jusqu'au matin remplis mon verre" (Les Étudiants)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1880
First Performance. 1881-02-10 in Paris: Opéra-Comique
First Publication. 1881 - Paris: Choudens Père et fils
  • Vocal score - Plate A.C. 5100, 242 pages
    *Full score - Plate A.C. 5100, 366 pages (lithographed from manuscript)
    *Full score - Plate A.C. 5303, 354 pages (engraved, probably ca.1882), later eds. 374, 395 pages
    *
    Parts - Plate A.C. 5285 (lithographed)
Librettist Jules Barbier (1825-1901)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation vocal soloists, mixed chorus, orchestra
Cast
Hoffmann, poète (tenor)
Olympia, poupée mécanique (soprano)
Antonia, jeune fille (soprano)
Giulietta, courtisane (mezzo-soprano)
Stella, cantatrice (soprano)
Nicklausse / La Muse (mezzo-soprano)
Lindorf (bass-baritone)
Coppélius (bass-baritone)
Docteur Miracle (bass-baritone)
Capitaine Dapertutto (bass-baritone)
Andrès, valet de Stella (ténor-bouffe)
Cochenille, valet de Spalanzani (ténor-bouffe)
Frantz, valet de Crespel (ténor-bouffe)
Pitichinaccio, bouffon de Giulietta (ténor-bouffe)
Spalanzani, inventeur (ténor-bouffe)
Crespel, père d'Antonia (bass)
La voix de la tombe (la mère d'Antonia) (mezzo-soprano)
Schlémil, amant de Giulietta (baritone)
Luther, cabaretier (bass)
Nathanaël, étudiant (tenor)
Hermann, étudiant (baritone)
Wilhelm, étudiant (tenor, rôle coupé après la création)
Mixed Chorus
esprits invisibles, garçons de taverne, édiants et amis d'Hoffmann,
invités de Spalanzani, jeunes filles et invités chez Giulietta
Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 cornets, 3 trombones
timpani, percussion, harp, strings
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