Intro

Oper
Making-of

Die tote Stadt – Making-of (2)

Gespräch mit Burkhard Fritz und Manuela Uhl

A sensational success of 20th-Century-Opera.
»Die tote Stadt« made Erich Wolfgang Korngold the most frequently performed opera composer in Germany in the 1920s, alongside Richard Strauss. With Klaus Florian Vogt and Vida Miknevičiūtė in the leading roles, director David Bösch impressively tells the story of a journey into the self, in which dream and reality become blurred. Korngold's music brings the psychological drama to full fruition; his compositional style is unmistakably narrative and emotional.

Lonely and withdrawn, the grieving widower Paul lives in the city of Bruges after the death of his wife Marie and practises a strange death cult around the deceased. But his encounter with the dancer Marietta turns his life upside down: the young woman becomes a mirror of his longings, onto which he projects the "return" of his deceased wife. It is only when Paul wakes up from a nightmare in which he commits a bloody deed, that he arrives in reality. Can Paul find his way to a life free of psychological burdens?

Premiere 16. December 2017

Die tote Stadt

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Event is in the past
Event is in the past
Event is in the past

Dates

Info
  • 7 pm – 9.45 pm
  • Intermission after 95 minutes

  • Venue: Semperoper Dresden

  • The advance booking will be announced later

  • Free introductory talk
  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

  • Guided tour through the Semperoper
    Info
    • 7 pm – 9.45 pm
    • Intermission after 95 minutes

    • Venue: Semperoper Dresden

    • The advance booking will be announced later

    • Free introductory talk
    • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

    • Guided tour through the Semperoper
    Info
    • 7 pm – 9.45 pm
    • Intermission after 95 minutes

    • Venue: Semperoper Dresden

    • The advance booking will be announced later

    • Free introductory talk
    • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

    • Guided tour through the Semperoper