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The Tales of Hoffmann

One of the most talked-about productions in Seattle Opera history returns to McCaw Hall for a glorious season finale. An endlessly inventive poet regales his drinking buddies with stories of romancing three fantastic women. A trio of colorful villains foils our hero at every turn. Three fabulous shows in one, Offenbach’s sumptuous collage of whimsy, creativity, heartbreak, and artistic salvation enchants and delights with luminous music and compelling theater. Not to be missed.

In French with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes, with 2 intermissions

Audio described performance for visually impaired patrons available on Sunday, May 4. Description begins 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the matinee. Accessibility Information



Hoffmann's Stage Magic

Go behind the scenes with Seattle Opera staffers for an up close view of the fanciful costumes and technical wizardry featured in this award-winning production.


Meet the Artists

Stage Director Chris Alexander and Maestro Yves Abel introduce you to singers who portray the wide variety of characters featured in this enchanting opera. Includes footage of performers in rehearsal.


About The Arists

Tenor William Burden makes his role debut as the storyteller who is so unlucky in love, with Norah Amsellem as the Woman he can never have and Kate Lindsey as his best friend and inspiration.


A Visual Tour

Take a look at the colorful costumes and imaginative sets of Seattle Opera’s production, in addition to other photos of familiar faces such as William Burden, Kate Lindsey and Norah Amsellem.


What's Going On?

Composer Jacques Offenbach wove together several stories to create one delightful opera. Read up on each in our synopsis of Tales of Hoffmann.

Banner Photo Credit
© Elise Bakketun

Sat, May 3, 2014 7:30 PM

Sun, May 4, 2014 2:00 PM

Thu, May 8, 2014 7:30 PM

Sat, May 10, 2014 7:30 PM

Wed, May 14, 2014 7:30 PM

Fri, May 16, 2014 7:30 PM

Sat, May 17, 2014 7:30 PM

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