Korngold's Die tote Stadt
A Portrait of Obsession
Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
Music by Erich Korngold
Libretto by Julius Korngold
Premiered December 4, 1920, Hamburg State Opera (Hamburg, Germany)
Opera Colorado presents a new production of composer Erich Korngold’s rare operatic gem, Die tote Stadt (The Dead City). We follow Paul, a widowed painter unraveled by grief over the death of his wife, Marie. Even the city he lives in—Bruges—haunts him. Life is turned upside down when Paul meets the bright and passionate Marietta, the mirror image of Marie. This psychological drama filled with lush cinematic music will leave you questioning what is real and what is only a dream.
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February 25, 28 & March 3, 5 | 2023
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex
Performed in German, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat.
Estimated Length: 2 hours, and 17 minutes
*Join us one hour prior to each performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for a free and insightful pre-performance.
All-new sets and costumes will be designed by Robert Perdziola.
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