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[The Tales Of Hoffmann] (1951)

A London Films production

M Music by
S Scenery by
C Costumes by
D Danced by
FP First performance
NP New production
R Reproduced by
ST Staging (indicates that the ballet was produced in substantially its original form)

A Fantastic Opera
Produced, written, and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Adapted from Dennis Arundell's English libretto based on the French text by Jules Barbier
M Jacques Offenbach (1881)
Photographed by Christopher Challis
SC Hein Heckroth

Players: Robert Rounseville, Robert Helpmann, Pamela Brown, Moira Shearer, Frederick Ashton, Leonide Massine, Ludmilla Tcherina, Ann Ayars, Mögens Wieth, Monica Sinclair, Bruce Dargavel, Murray Dickie
Prologue: The Enchanted Dragonfly
M arranged by Sir Thomas Beecham
D Moira Shearer, Edmond Audran
The Ballad of Kleinzack
D Kleinzack: Frederick Ashton; His Lady-Love: Moira Shearer
The Tale of Olympia
D Olympia: Moira Shearer; Dr Coppélius: Robert Helpmann; Spalanzani: Leonide Massine [choreographed his own role]; Cochenille: Frederick Ashton; Marionettes: corps de ballet
The Tale of Giulietta
D Giulietta: Ludmilla Tcherina; Hoffmann: Robert Helpmann
Epilogue: Pas de deux (Barcarolle)
D Moira Shearer, Edmond Audran

Release date: 18 April 1952