Re Ordering of the acts: Please be mindful in the choice of the Antonia and Giulietta Actes to which you are adding your arias. The original Offenbach order has "Antonia" as Acte III, and "Giulietta" as Acte IV. This is the favored order to which productions are returning. In the late 20th Century many productions reversed this order, with "Antonia" as Acte IV, and "Giulietta" as Acte III. See subsection at >
Refer also to French Wikipedia >
Acts also follow original Offenbach order in German Wikipedia >
The second complication for this opera is the numbering or Naming of the Acts. Even within an opera version, some will number the Prologue as Acte I, some number only the middle three acts. While MusicBraniz style designates that acts must be numbered, in the case of this opera only 5 designations would be needed if the acts were only named (Prologue-Olympia-Antonia-Giulietta-Epilogue).

Annotation last modified on 2014-12-19 19:13 .


composer:Jacques Offenbach
librettist:Jules Barbier
Wikidata:Q335012 [info]
download score for free:imslp: Les contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach, Jacques) [info]
later translated versions:Hoffmanns Erzählungen
The Tales of Hoffmann
parts:Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Acte II (Olympia)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Acte III (Antonia) (Offenbach order)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Acte III (Giulietta) (alternate order)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Acte IV (Antonia) (alternate order)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Acte IV (Giulietta) (Offenbach order)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Acte V (Epilogue)
Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Acte I (Prologue)


Ah! vivre deux - L’eccentrico inventoreGianluigi Trovesi, Gianni Coscia4:04
C’est une chanson d’amourGianluigi Trovesi, Gianni Coscia1:19
Contes d'OffmannpartialJacques Offenbach2:48
Et moi? - No, tu no!Gianluigi Trovesi, Gianni Coscia2:08
Hoffmanni lood: Hoffmanni stroofidpartialEesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester, Teater Estonia operikoor, Helmut Orusaar, Heino Otto3:43
La voixGianluigi Trovesi, Gianni Coscia3:03
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Vois sous l'archet frémissant (Nicklausse)partialMarianne Crebassa, Mozarteumorchester, Marc Minkowski3:56
Minuetto - OlympiaGianluigi Trovesi, Gianni Coscia2:19