Extract of review published on Bachtrack.com on 16/9/18.
By its very nature of opéra fantastique, Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann seemingly lends itself to diverse and imaginative staging possibilities. And yet, the challenge for a director is that of keeping the essence of the – very peculiar – story intact. Director Tom Creed is used to this challenge and I remember fondly his very successful transposition last year of Handel’s Acis and Galatea. Manipulating Offenbach, though, proves slightly more problematic… (continue reading on Bachtrack.com).