THE TALES OF HOFFMANN
by Jacques Offenbach
7:30PM, Friday, March 21, 2014
7:30PM, Saturday, March 22, 2014
2:00PM, Sunday, March 23, 2014

Conductor: Christian Knapp*
Director: Jay Lesenger*
E.T.A Hoffmann: Giuseppe Filianoti*
The Muse, later disguised as Nicklausse: Irene Roberts

The Prologue:
Counselor Lindorf: Mark Delavan*
Andrés, servant to La Stella: Matthew DiBattista*
Luther, a taverner: Peter Tomaszewski+
Nathanael, a student: Nicholas Nestorak+
Hermann, a student: Tobias Greenhalgh+

Act I:
Olympia, an automaton: Ashley Emerson*
Coppelius, an ocular specialist: Mark Delavan*
Spalanzani, an inventor: Nicholas Nestorak+
Cochenille, his servant: Matthew DiBattista

Act II:
Antonia, a young singer: Eleni Calenos*
Doktor Mirakel, a physician: Mark Delavan
Herr Crespel, a violin maker: Peter Tomaszewski+
Franz, his servant: Matthew DiBattista
Antonina’s Mother: Irene Roberts

Act III:
Giulietta, a courtesan: Keri Alkema*
Captain Dapertutto, her patron: Mark Delavan
Pitichinaccio, Giulietta’s companion: Matthew DiBattista
Schlemil, Giulietta’s client: Tobias Greenhalgh+

Epilogue:
La Stella, a diva: Bridgette Gan+
Scenery Designed by: Erhard Rom
Costumes Designed by: Martha Haly
Lighting Designed by: Julie Duro
Chorus Master and Associate Conductor: Greg Ritchey
Additional Costumes by: Emily Morgan DeAngelis and Virginia Opera

* Debut
+ Benenson Young Artist
^ Apprentice Artist
# Former Apprentice Artist

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