The goldsmith Cardillac, who is as brilliant as he is successful, cannot part from his most beautiful works. As he occasionally has to make a sale, he gets back what originally belonged to him by means of murder. No-one suspects anything of his double life as an honest man and a murderer, until he lets out the secret himself.
Free introduction to the play in the cellar restaurant of the Semperoper, 45 minutes before the performance (private functions excluded).
Opera in three acts (four pictures) by Paul Hindemith after a stage plot by Ferdinand Lion original version from 1926 (world premiere in Dresden)
Running time 1 hour 30 minutes
Premiere 15 Mar 2009