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Title Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach
from the Opera Les contes d'Hoffman
Composer Offenbach
Arranger Zoelen, van
Duration 05:00
Grade
CD -
Series Tenor 
Instrumentation Tenor, Male Choir [ad lib.] and Symphonic Band 
Number BM455
Price set (score+parts) € 117,00 Add to cart 
Price score € 22,00 Add to cart 
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At the end of his life Offenbach composed his opera 'Les contes d´Hoffman', but unfortunately  he was not able to finish it. The plot tells the story of the poet Hoffmann telling three of  his amorous adventures, every time ending with a refusal of his proposing. The aria 'Il ètait une fois à la cour d'Eisenach' is sung in the prologue of the Opera. The scene is Luther's tavern in Nurnberg where students are waiting for Hoffmann. He finally arrives and entertains them with the legend of Kleinzach, a dwarf whose incredible ugliness he begins describing. Midway through, though, he goes off on the beauty of a woman he used to know.

 
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