Pocket Opera Presents Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann"
Pocket Opera, the Bay Area's premiere chamber opera company, has offered accessible, "audience-friendly" performances for over 40 years. Pocket Opera's talented singers and Pocket Philharmonic (5–10 players) perform lively, professional, entertaining productions. Performances are fully staged and include concert ensembles. They are narrated in English by Donald Pippin, the company's founder and Artistic Director. The audience experiences full operatic works on an intimate, intelligible scale unique to Pocket Opera. In "Tales of Hoffmann", by Jacques Offenbach, enjoy a fantastical journey through the doomed romances of the poet, Hoffmann. Hounded by his nemesis and accompanied by Nicklausse, his ever-faithful friend, Hoffmann seems forever unlucky in love. Offenbach is a Pocket Opera specialty! Also enjoy Pocket Opera's presentation of Rossini's The Barber of Seville on Sunday, July 21.