Offenbach - Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Patrick Davin)  (Re-Up)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Francais (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch); (DTS, 6 ch) | 6,0+6,15Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: Bel Air | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol | 171 min (opera) + 26 min (bonus) | Filesonic, Wupload, Fileserve
Offenbach's masterpiece, based on three stories by the German author E.T.A. Hoffmann, is both a three-act opera and a trilogy of taut, individual dramas, all rolled into one.This Geneva production from 2002 features baritone Marc Laho in the tour-de-force triple villain roles, with three different standout sopranos as the tales' three heroines. French producer Olivier Py caused an uproar among Geneva operagoers with a staging of Tales of Hoffmann that features full-frontal male and female nudity and simulated on-stage lesbian and heterosexual sex.