In Luther's beer-cellar, lusty singing extols the virtues of beer and wine. For this evening, the Muse decides to deflect the poet Hoffmann's attention from amorous escapades, so that he will devote himself entirely to his art. Hoffmann tells of the three unhappy loves of his life: Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta.
Choeur de la Radio Suisse Romande / Choeur Pro Arte de Lausanne / Choeur du Brassus
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Recording: Decca 1972
Premiere: Salzburg, May 24, 1985
New staging: Salzburg, April 13, 2019
The puppets and the equipment were made in the workshops of the Salzburg Marionette Theatre.