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The Sandman-ETA Hoffmann


Certainly you must all be uneasy that I have not written for so long – so very long. My mother, am sure, is angry, and Clara will believe that I am passing my time in dissipation, entirely forgetful of her fair, angelic image that is so deeply imprinted on my heart. 13,418 more words

Short Stories

Les Contes d'Hoffmann at ROH

Review of Les Contes d’Hoffmann on 07/11/16

I realised at the opening of the Royal Opera House’s revival of Les Contes d’Hoffmann yesterday that this production is in fact older than I am. 585 more words


Camp Church Confirmations

An interesting event took place on Sunday, August 25th in 1839.  Five people were confirmed on that day at the camp church which at that time was located in the area of Perry County known as Dresden.  346 more words

Tonight: Last Chance for the KOB's Hoffmann

Barrie Kosky’s impressive production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, which opened the 2015-6 season, is returning tonight for one last hurrah during the ongoing Komische Oper Festival. 179 more words


Sentimental Sunday -Grandma Hoffmann

Grandma Velma Marie (Swing) Hoffmann died nine years ago today at the age of ninety. Even after nearly a decade, she continues to play a role in the lives of those of us who knew her, sometimes quite literally, as on one Thanksgiving when, reaching to pull rolls out of the oven in preparation for sitting down at the dining room table spread with her dishes, I could inexplicably detect her scent. 742 more words

Blogging Prompts

A Prolific Father

On this day, June 23, in 1864, as the Civil War was getting close to its end, Johann Gottfried Hemmann died.  He was one of the most productive fathers in the history of Perry County, Missouri. 201 more words