Saturday 7 April 2012
Tune of the Day: The Doll Song
from “The Tales of Hoffmann”, arranged for flute and piano
This is one of the most famous arias from Jacques Offenbach's 1851 opera The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann). It is sung by Olympia, an automaton created by the scientist Spalanzani, but she periodically runs down and needs to be wound up before she can continue.
Thanks to Brittney for suggesting this piece!