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(Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann). Ten. A poet, based on E. T. A. Hoffmann. In love with the diva Stella who is loved by Lindorf. Hoffmann regales his friend Nicklausse with stories of his past loves, Olympia, Antonia, and Giulietta. All these affairs have been thwarted. Nicklausse points out that all the women Hoffmann has loved have been manifestations of Stella, but adds that the experiences will make him a better poet. Created (1881) by Jean‐Alexandre Talazac.

Subjects: Opera.


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