Les Contes de Hoffmann (the Tales of Hoffmann) was presented in the Festival Theatre at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The Festival, a 979 seat proscenium space, normally serves at the center's road house for touring productions. Meetings began almost a year before the production began and budgets for all departments were quite extensive. Lighting concepts were devloped right up until the load in and most elements of the design were molded around the different scenes. Nicholas Di Virgilio - Director, Michel Singher - Conductor
Pictures - Prologue - In the Tavern
Luther and Barmaids
Councillor Lindorf Hoffmann and friends
Act I - Splanzani's Parlor
Cochenille and Olympia Olympia is presented She is robot!?!!
Act II - Outside a Casino in Venice
The Septet
Hoffmann awaits Hoffmanni and Giulietta
Act III - Crespel's House
Crespel, Dr. Miracle and Hoffmann
Hoffmannn and Antonia Her Mother is alive?
Epilogue - Back in the Tavern
Hoffmann (drunk) He hears the Muse
The "muse" - this was projected on the cyc using a Pani projector along with a 5k fresnel. The whole image slowly faded in and out to produce the effect.