Offenbach's Triple Bill: 'The Tales of Hoffmann'


 THE HIT SINGLE: "The Doll's Song"

In the first of Hoffman's three stories, he falls for Olympia (soprano Kathleen Kim), a mechanical doll that must -- literally -- be wound up to deliver a treacherous, coloratura aria known as the "Doll's Song."

THE B-SIDE: "Barcarolle"

The opera's final tale begins with one of Offenbach's most famous melody, a gentle barcarolle, sung by Nicklausse (mezzo-soprano Michele Losier) and Giulietta (soprano Tatiana Pavlovskaya).