"Offenbach! Les Contes d'Hoffmann!"

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) is an opera by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), based on the ghoulish stories of E.T.A Hoffmann.  Hoffmann, a man tormented by a shady nemesis, tells of the three women he has tragically loved: one turned out to be an automaton; one sang herself to death; and one was simply out to steal his reflection...

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