tales of hoffman poster featuring a ballet dancer with their leg sticking upwards and the words

For the next installment of CCA’s music + film series, Amplified, we bring the exhilarating, phantasmagoric opera—The Tales of Hoffmann (UK, 1951). The famed production company The Archers (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger) presents a unique take on the classic Jacques Offenbach opera, taking full advantage of stunning Technicolor and cinematic flair to create a visual feast of music and dance. The story follows a lovelorn poet as he dreams of three women—a mechanical performing doll, a bejeweled siren, and the consumptive daughter of a famous composer—all of whom break his heart in different ways. 

The Tales of Hoffmann will show on Mar 23.

Thursday 23, March