The Tales of Hoffmann http://wrti.org en Offenbach's THE TALES OF HOFFMANN: San Francisco Opera on WRTI, Oct. 19 http://wrti.org/post/offenbachs-tales-hoffmann-san-francisco-opera-wrti-oct-19 <p>A sensitive poet searches for love, and repeatedly finds it lies just beyond his reach in this marvelously melodic masterpiece. Singing the title role is tenor <strong>Matthew Polenzani</strong>, who was praised by&nbsp;The New York Times as "coming into his prime...singing with increasing ardor, richness and power."</p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:42:25 +0000 WRTI Staff 6590 at http://wrti.org Offenbach's THE TALES OF HOFFMANN: San Francisco Opera on WRTI, Oct. 19 Lyric Opera of Chicago: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN on May 12 at 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-les-contes-dhoffmann-may-12-1-pm <p><strong>It&#39;s time for the Lyric Opera of Chicago series on WRTI! We begin with Jacques Offenbach&#39;s <em>The Tales of Hoffman,</em> sung in French, with a fabulous cast. Join us on Saturday, May 12th from 1 to 5 pm.</strong></p> Fri, 11 May 2012 23:42:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 3829 at http://wrti.org Lyric Opera of Chicago: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN on May 12 at 1 pm Thomas Eakins http://wrti.org/post/thomas-eakins <p>Efforts are now underway to keep Thomas Eakins' iconic painting The Gross Clinic in Philadelphia. We speak with those leading the charge; Jason Peifer explores The Tales of Hoffmann from Temple University Opera Theater. The production is based on the newest edition of the 19th century opera, which incorporates 24 previously undiscovered pages from Composer Jacques Offenbach's original score; and, Susan Lewis looks at a new film-making contest. Project 21 gives competitors just 21 days to create a complete new work-but with a twist.</p> Sat, 18 Nov 2006 15:54:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1679 at http://wrti.org