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.
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