Paul Groves shines in dizzying take on ‘Tales’

By James M. Keller [The New Mexican, 18 July 2010]
With his new production of Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, unveiled Saturday night at Santa Fe Opera, director Christopher Alden did not merely lay an egg; he laid a supersized soufflÈ that over the course of three and a quarter hours collapsed under its own weight.