130 years ago from today,  The Tales of Hoffmann, Offenbach’s perfect opera was premiered in it’s entirety, complete with the Guilietta act. Thank you, Jacques Offenbach, for the gift of Les Contes d'Hoffmann. This opera has become so much more than a prologue, three acts, an an epilogue. It has transformed me as a performer as well as made my love for opera flourish into something I cannot even describe.