Sheet Music: The Doll Song

TitleThe Doll Song
from The Tales of Hoffmann
Alternate titlesLes oiseaux dans la charmille from Les contes d'Hoffman
ComposerJacques Offenbach (1819–1880)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyA-flat major
Time signature6/8
Tempo63 BPM
Performance time2:15
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-04-07
Last updated2012-04-07
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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!

Other Movements from the same Work

Barcarolle Flute duet