The Tales of Hoffmann, by Jacques Offenbach, will be presented, in English, by Edinburgh's Opera Camerata.
The opera is framed by a prologue and epilogue located in an inn in Nuremberg. Hoffmann is awaiting the arrival of his old flame Stella from the opera house. He drinks with his friends and tells them three far-fetched tales supposedly from his romantic experiences. At the end, when Stella at last arrives,he is dead drunk and she abandons him in favour of Lindorf.