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. The fantastical and phantasmagoric aspects of Hoffmann have long exerted a fascination on directors. Given his zany sensibilities, Kosky shows unexpected severity and restraint, opting for a largely monochromatic and…