Bayerische Staatsoper presents: Die tote Stadt

Author: NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Jonas Kaufman and Marlis Petersen in an acclaimed performance conducted by Kirill Petrenko, produced by Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings.

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    Die tote Stadt © W. Hösl

  • Die tote Stadt | Copyright: © W. Hösl

    Die tote Stadt © W. Hösl

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Just a few weeks before the immensely successful world premiere of Die tote Stadt, none other than Giacomo Puccini himself described Erich Wolfgang Korngold, only 23 at the time, as the “greatest hope of new German music”. Because of their melodic urgency, arias such as “Glück, das mir verblieb" (Marietta's Lute Song) and “Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen" (Pierrot's Song) have found a home among the concert repertoires of numerous opera singers and radiate far beyond the fame of Die tote Stadt.

Jonas Kaufmann and Marlis Petersen are heading the cast in this highly acclaimed production from Bayerische Staatsoper in an intense staging by Simon Stone.

The DVD and Blu-ray of the production will be released on the newly launched label Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings.

“Simon Stone’s best opera production.”

“Kirill Petrenko and Jonas Kaufmann make the piece a triumph of life.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Original title Die tote Stadt
Genre Opera
Recording location Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
Production year 2020
Duration 143
Video format HD
Production Company Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings
Stage Director Simon Stone
TV Director Myriam Hoyer
Light Design Roland Edrich
Sets Ralph Myers
Distribution TV Naxos Audiovisual Division
Distribution homevideo / DVD Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings
Distribution VOD / SVOD Naxos Audiovisual Division
Composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Orchestra / Band Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Conductor Kirill Petrenko
Choir Chorus and Children’s Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper
Costumes Mel Page
Soloist PAUL Jonas Kaufmann
Soloist FRANK / FRITZ Andrzej Filonczyk
Soloist BRIGITTA Jennifer Johnston
Soloist JULIETTE Mirjam Mesak
Soloist LUCIENNE Corinna Scheurle
Executive Producer Dr. Roland Schwab / Guido Gärtner



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