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Grammy® Award nomination for Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg

Author: NAXOS Audiovisual Division

Naxos' production of Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg from Deutsche Oper Berlin is nominated for a GRAMMY® Award in the category Best Opera Recording, Classical.

  • Der Zwerg DVD cover | Copyright: © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Monika Ritterhaus

    Der Zwerg DVD cover © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Monika Ritterhaus

  • Der Zwerg_Mehnert_Butt Philip_Tsallagova | Copyright: © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Monika Ritterhaus

    Der Zwerg_Mehnert_Butt Philip_Tsallagova © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Monika Ritterhaus

  • Der Zwerg_Mehnert_Tsallagova | Copyright: © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Monika Ritterhaus

    Der Zwerg_Mehnert_Tsallagova © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Monika Ritterhaus

GRAMMY® NOMINATED in the category BEST OPERA RECORDING, CLASSICAL

Alexander von Zemlinsky
Der Zwerg ('The Dwarf')
As Prologue
Arnold Schoenberg’s
Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, Op. 34

Donna Clara - Elena Tsallagova, soprano
Ghita - Emily Magee, soprano
Der Zwerg (singer) - David Butt Philip, tenor
Der Zwerg (actor) - Mick Morris Mehnert, actor
Don Estoban - Philipp Jekal, baritone

Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
Jeremy Bines, chorus master
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Tobias Kratzer, stage director
Götz Filenius, video director
Filmed on 27 and 30 March 2019 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Based on Oscar Wilde’s story The Birthday of the Infanta, Zemlinsky’s single-act opera Der Zwerg ('The Dwarf') is the tragic tale of a dwarf who is presented at court, falls in love with the beautiful Donna Clara, but is ultimately forced to see himself as others see him and to die of a broken heart. Preceded by Schoenberg’s Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, Op. 34 (1930), Zemlinsky’s Romantic score is full of psychological intrigue. Director Tobias Kratzer’s stunning, transparent production creates a space in which each character is thrown into sharp relief in this ‘fine, noble and melancholy work’. (Bachtrack.com)
The production features tenor David Butt Philip as The Dwarf with superb singing; sopranos Elena Tsallagova as heartless Infanta and Emily Magee as Ghita, the only one compassionate member of the court.

2.110657 | NBD00108V
A Naxos production in co-operation with the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

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