In hands of director Jakob Peters-Messer, this impressive opera becomes a as passionate as surreal plea for mourning. "Who can't live with death, doesn't have a life."
Die tote Stadt is a psychologically layered and disconcerting love drama about Paul who, after the loss of his beloved Marie, slowly but surely gets entangled in a dream world of obsessions and delusions.
At the successful premiere of the opera in 1920, the music was described as alternating lyrical episodes and arias in a symphonic context. Director Jakob Peters Messer made Tristan und Isolde at the Reisopera, and last season the baroque opera Siroe, re di Persia.
'Psychologically layered and staggering love drama'
van Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Noord Nederlands Orkest
Len van Schaik
met Theater Magdeburg