The Tales of Hoffmann discography

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This is a discography of The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach. The list includes live and studio recordings available in audio CD, VHS and DVD.[1]

Hoffmann: René Maison
Olympia, Giulietta, Antonia: Vina Bovy

Coppélius, Dapertutto, Miracle, Lindorf: Lawrence Tibbett
Nicklausse: Irra Petina
Andrès/Cochenille/Pitichinaccio/Frantz: Angelo Badà

1950: Thomas Beecham, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Note: This and the following German-language version were made simultaneously, primarily as a basis for the 1951 Powell and Pressburger film The Tales of Hoffmann)[2]

Hoffmann: Robert Rounseville
Olympia: Dorothy Bond
Giulietta: Margherita Grandi
Antonia: Ann Ayars

Coppélius, Dapertutto, Miracle, Lindorf: Bruce Dargavel
Nicklausse: Monica Sinclair

1950: Thomas Beecham, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, sung in German; CD: Walhall, Cat: WLCD0022

Hoffmann: Rudolf Schock
Olympia: Rita Streich
Giulietta: Anny Schlemm
Antonia: Maria Reith

Coppélius, Dapertutto, Miracle, Lindorf: Josef Metternich
Nicklausse: Anneliese Müller

1948: André Cluytens, Theatre National de l'Opéra-Comique orchestra and chorus; CD: Naxos, Cat: 8.110214-15

Hoffmann: Raoul Jobin
Olympia: Renée Doria
Giulietta: Vina Bovy
Antonia: Géori Boué
Dapertutto: Charles Soix

Coppélius: André Pernet
Lindorf: Louis Musy
Miracle: Roger Bourdin
Nicklausse: Fanély Revoil
Frantz: Bourvil

Hoffmann: Richard Tucker
Olympia: Roberta Peters
Giulietta: Risë Stevens
Antonia: Lucine Amara

Coppélius, Dapertutto, Miracle, Lindorf: Martial Singher
Nicklausse: Mildred Miller

1956: Rudolf Moralt, Bavarian Radio, sung in German; CD: Walhall, Cat: WLCD0196

Hoffmann: Waldemar Kmentt
Olympia: Rita Streich
Giulietta: Anny Schlemm
Antonietta: Teresa Stich-Randall

Coppélius, Dapertutto, Miracle, Lindorf: George London
Nicklausse: Gisa Nerz

1958: Pierre-Michel Le Conte, Chorus and orchestra of the Concerts de Paris; LP: Concert Hall Record Club, Cat: BM2108

Hoffmann: Léopold Simoneau
Olympia, Antonia: Mattiwilda Dobbs
Giulietta: Uta Graf

Coppélius, Dapertutto, Lindorf, Miracle: Heinz Rehfuss
Nicklausse: Nata Tuescher
Frantz: Aimé Doniat

1964–65: André Cluytens, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Rene Duclos Choir; EMI, Cat: 5 67983-2

Coppélius, Miracle: George London
Dapertutto: Ernest Blanc
Lindorf: Nicola Ghiuselev
Nicklausse: Jean-Christophe Benoît

1971: Richard Bonynge, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Du Brassus Chorus, Lausanne Pro Arte Chorus, Radio Suisse Romande Chorus; Decca, Cat: 417 363-2

Hoffmann: Plácido Domingo
Olympia, Giulietta, Antonia: Joan Sutherland
Coppélius, Dapertutto, Lindorf, Miracle: Gabriel Bacquier

Nicklausse: Huguette Tourangeau
Frantz: Hugues Cuénod

Hoffmann: Stuart Burrows
Olympia, Giulietta, Antonia: Beverly Sills

Coppélius, Dapertutto, Lindorf, Miracle: Norman Treigle
Nicklausse: Susanne Marsee

1974: Jean Périsson, Opéra National de Paris orchestra and chorus; Open reel tape: mr. tape, Cat: 1996

Hoffmann: Kenneth Riegel
Olympia: Daniele Chlostawa
Giulietta: Suzanne Sarroca
Antonia: Christiane Eda-Pierre

Coppélius, Dapertutto: José van Dam
Lindorf: Marc Vento
Miracle: Michel Philippe

1981: Georges Prêtre, Royal Opera House orchestra and chorus; DVD: Warner Music, Cat: 06301 93922

Hoffmann: Plácido Domingo
Olympia: Luciana Serra
Giulietta: Agnes Baltsa
Antonia: Ileana Cotrubaş

Coppélius: Geraint Evans
Dapertutto: Siegmund Nimsgern
Lindorf: Robert Lloyd
Miracle: Nicolai Ghiuselev
Muse: Claire Powell

1986: Seiji Ozawa, Radio France Chorus, Orchestre National de France; Deutsche Grammophon, Cat: 427 682-2

Hoffmann: Plácido Domingo
Olympia, Giulietta, Antonia: Edita Gruberová
Coppélius: Gabriel Bacquier
Dapertutto: Justino Díaz

Lindorf: Andreas Schmidt
Miracle: James Morris
Nicklausse: Claudia Eder
Frantz: Michel Sénéchal

1987-88: Jeffrey Tate, Leipzig Radio Chorus, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; CD: Philips Cat: 422 374-2

Hoffmann: Francisco Araiza
Olympia: Eva Lind
Giulietta: Cheryl Studer
Antonia: Jessye Norman

Coppélius, Dapertutto, Lindorf: Samuel Ramey
Nicklausse: Anne Sofie von Otter

Hoffmann: Alfredo Kraus
Olympia: Ruth Welting
Giulietta: Jolanta Omilian
Antonia: Barbara Hendricks

Coppélius, Dapertutto, Lindorf, Miracle: Nicola Ghiuselev
Nicklausse: Elena Zilio
Andrès/Cochenille/Pitichinaccio/Frantz: Francis Egerton

1988: Sylvain Cambreling, Brussels Opéra National du Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie; EMI, Cat: 358613-2

Hoffmann: Neil Shicoff
Olympia: Luciana Serra
Giulietta: Jessye Norman
Antonia: Rosalind Plowright

Coppélius, Dapertutto, Lindorf, Miracle: José van Dam
Nicklausse/Muse: Ann Murray
Frantz: Robert Tear

1994-96: Kent Nagano, Chorus and Orchestra of the Opéra National de Lyon; Erato, Cat: 0630-14330-2

Hoffmann: Roberto Alagna
Olympia: Natalie Dessay
Giulietta: Sumi Jo
Antonia: Leontina Vaduva

Coppélius, Dapertutto, Lindorf, Miracle: José van Dam
Nicklausse: Catherine Dubosc

Coppélius, Miracle, Dapertutto, Lindorf: Bryn Terfel
Nicklausse/Muse: Susanne Mentzer
Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio: Michel Sénéchal

2009: Patrick Davin, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Choeur du Grand Théâtre de Genève; DVD: Bel Air Classiques, Cat: BAC049

Hoffmann: Marc Laho
Olympia: Patricia Petibon
Giulietta: Maria Riccarda Wesseling
Antonia: Rachel Harnisch

Coppélius, Miracle, Dapertutto, Lindorf: Nicolas Cavallier
Nicklausse/Muse: Stella Doufexis
Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio: Eric Huchet

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