Tales of Hoffmann (PG)

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Tales of Hoffmann (PG)

UK/1951/138mins/PG. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger With: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchérina

BBC Cardiff Singer Fringe Events

To celebrate the greatest voices coming to Cardiff we present a selection of the most acclaimed filmed operas. For more details please see www.bbc.co.uk @cardiffsinger

Tales of Hoffmann

A glorious restoration with previously unseen footage offers breathtaking testimony of the dazzling visual imagination and boundless artistic daring of Powell and Pressburger. The Oscar-nominated adaptation of Offenbach’s opera is a feverish swirl of colour and intense emotion as the poet Hoffmann recalls the three great loves of his life and how unbearable sadness inspires the most sublime artistry. 

+ Introduction from WNO Dramaturg Sophie Rashbrook at both screenings.

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