The Sandman

Opera and ballet adaptations

  • 1852: La poupée de Nuremberg, an opéra comique, by Adolphe Adam
  • 1870: Elements of the story were later adapted (very loosely) as the ballet Coppélia.
  • 1881: It was also adapted as Act I of Offenbach's opera Les contes d'Hoffmann.
  • 1896: La poupée, an opéra comique, by Edmond Audran
  • 2002: "Der Sandmann" is the basis of the chamber opera, "The Sandman" produced by Target Margin Theater in NYC; text by David Herskovits and Douglas Langworthy; music by Thomas Cabaniss.

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