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Die Tote Stadt in Munich

Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s music is being played with exponentially increasing frequency. This past Spring La Scala mounted a production of the composer’s most well known opera Die Tote Stadt. It featured Klaus Florian Vogt and Asmik Grigorian in the two leading roles. In my view the former displayed an undersized tenor for what is one…

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A Guide to Korngold’s Stage Works

Schott Publishers has release a guide to the stage works of Erich Korngold. It’s appended below. As can be seen on their announcement they linked to a video of the 1983 Berlin performance of Die Tote Stadt. I was in Berlin during that run and went to one of its performances only to find that…

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Die Tote Stadt in Dallas

On March 26, 2014 The Dallas Opera presented the third of its five performance run of Erich Korngold’s opera Die Tote Stadt. First performed in 1920 when the Viennese composer was 23. The opera was simultaneously premiered in Hamburg and Cologne.  Korngold is most famous for his movie scores. He had first gone to Hollywood…

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