Die tote Stadt

Die tote Stadt (German for The Dead City), Op. 12, is an opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold set to a libretto by Paul Schott, a collective pseudonym for the composer and his father, Julius Korngold.wikipedia
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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12, is an opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold set to a libretto by Paul Schott, a collective pseudonym for the composer and his father, Julius Korngold.
At 23, his opera Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) premiered in Hamburg and Cologne.

Cologne Opera

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In the end, an unusual double premiere was arranged and the opera opened simultaneously at the Stadttheater Hamburg and Cologne (Glockengasse).

Richard Tauber

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The Berlin première was on 12 April 1924 with Lotte Lehmann as Marietta/Marie and Richard Tauber as Paul, conducted by George Szell.
He sang the tenor role in many operas, including Don Giovanni, The Bartered Bride, Tosca, Mignon, Faust, Carmen and Die Fledermaus, as well as newer works such as Erich Korngold's Die tote Stadt and Wilhelm Kienzl's Der Evangelimann.

Lotte Lehmann

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The Berlin première was on 12 April 1924 with Lotte Lehmann as Marietta/Marie and Richard Tauber as Paul, conducted by George Szell.
In her 21 years with the company, Lehmann sang more than fifty different roles at the Vienna State Opera, including Marie/Marietta in Die tote Stadt, the title-roles in La Juive by Fromental Halévy, Mignon by Ambroise Thomas, and Manon by Jules Massenet, Charlotte in Werther, Marguerite in Faust, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin and Lisa in The Queen of Spades.

Hamburg State Opera

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In the end, an unusual double premiere was arranged and the opera opened simultaneously at the Stadttheater Hamburg and Cologne (Glockengasse).
Ferruccio Busoni's Die Brautwahl (1912) and Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Die tote Stadt (1920) both had their world premieres in Hamburg.

Bruges-la-Morte

It is based on the 1892 novel Bruges-la-Morte by Georges Rodenbach.
In 1920, the composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold used the novel as the basis for his opera Die tote Stadt.

Georges Rodenbach

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It is based on the 1892 novel Bruges-la-Morte by Georges Rodenbach.
Bruges-la-Morte was used by the composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold as the basis for his opera Die tote Stadt.

Glück das mir verblieb

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In 1986, Beresford directed the episode "Glück das mir verblieb" of Aria.
"Glück das mir verblieb" (German for "Joy, that near to me remained") is a duet from the 1920 opera Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) composed by Erich Wolfgang Korngold to a libretto by his father Julius Korngold as Paul Schott.

Siegfried Trebitsch

The play was translated into German by Siegfried Trebitsch under the title Die stille Stadt (The Silent City), which he later changed to Das Trugbild (The Mirage).
Under the title Die tote Stadt it was a major success.

Russell Keable

The opera received its UK premiere on 14 January 1996 in a concert performance by the Kensington Symphony Orchestra conducted by Russell Keable at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with Ian Caley (Paul) and Christine Teare (Marie/Marietta).
A supporter of music of Erich Korngold, he gave the British premiere of Die tote Stadt in a concert performance.

Julius Korngold

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12, is an opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold set to a libretto by Paul Schott, a collective pseudonym for the composer and his father, Julius Korngold.
He co-wrote the libretto of the opera Die tote Stadt with his son (under the collective pseudonym Paul Schott).

Cheryl Barker

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In Australia, the work was first premiered by Opera Australia on 30 June 2012 at the Sydney Opera House, with Cheryl Barker as Marie/Marietta, and Stefan Vinke as Paul, conducted by Christian Badea, directed by Bruce Beresford.
With Opera Australia she has performed Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, Cio-Cio San, Desdemona in Otello, Emilia Marty in The Makropulos Affair, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Marie/Mariette in the Australian premiere, directed by Bruce Beresford, of Die tote Stadt, the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Marzelline in Fidelio, Nedda in Pagliacci, and the title roles in Arabella, Manon Lescaut, Salome and Suor Angelica.

Kensington Symphony Orchestra

The opera received its UK premiere on 14 January 1996 in a concert performance by the Kensington Symphony Orchestra conducted by Russell Keable at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with Ian Caley (Paul) and Christine Teare (Marie/Marietta).
In 1996, Korngold’s opera, Die tote Stadt, received its UK premiere, a concert performance by the Kensington Symphony Orchestra conducted by Russell Keable at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with Ian Caley (Paul) and Christine Teare (Marie/Marietta), thirteen years before the first UK staged performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Bruges

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The symbolist novelist George Rodenbach even made the sleepy city into a character in his novel Bruges-la-Morte, meaning "Bruges-the-dead", which was adapted into Erich Wolfgang Korngold's opera, Die tote Stadt (The Dead City).

Maria Jeritza

Marie Jeritza
She created the roles of Blanchefleur in Kienzl's opera Der Kuhreigen (1911), Ariadne in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos (1912), the Empress in his Die Frau ohne Schatten (1919), and Hariette/Juliette in Korngold's Die tote Stadt (Hamburg, 1920), though later became famous for her leading role of Marietta/Marie in the same opera in its January 1921 Vienna premiere, which was also the role in which she debuted at the Metropolitan Opera on 19 November 1921.

Maria Olszewska

Maria Olczewska
While there she notably portrayed Brigitta/Lucienne in the world première of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Die tote Stadt on 4 December 1920.

Carol Neblett

With that company, she continued to sing many leading roles, in Mefistofele (with Norman Treigle), Prince Igor (conducted by Julius Rudel), Faust, Manon, Louise (opposite John Alexander, later Harry Theyard), La traviata, Le coq d'or, Carmen (as Micaëla, with Joy Davidson, staged by Tito Capobianco), The Marriage of Figaro (as the Contessa Almaviva, with Michael Devlin and Susanne Marsee), Don Giovanni (as Donna Elvira), L'incoronazione di Poppea (with Alan Titus as Nerone), Ariadne auf Naxos (directed by Sarah Caldwell), and Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Die tote Stadt (in Frank Corsaro's production).

Bruce Beresford

Beresford
In Australia, the work was first premiered by Opera Australia on 30 June 2012 at the Sydney Opera House, with Cheryl Barker as Marie/Marietta, and Stefan Vinke as Paul, conducted by Christian Badea, directed by Bruce Beresford.
In 2012, he directed a production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's opera Die tote Stadt for Opera Australia.

Sebastian Weigle

He conducted new productions of Daphne and Arabella by Richard Strauss, Korngold's Die tote Stadt, Reimann's Lear and Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauß, and he took over Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Beethovens Fidelio, and Wagner's Tristan und Isolde and Parsifal.

Erich Leinsdorf

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Later he again made additional operatic recordings, including the first complete stereo recording of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Die tote Stadt, with Carol Neblett and René Kollo.

Richard Mayr

*Fritz in Die tote Stadt by Erich Wolfgang Korngold (Vienna, 10 January 1921)

Karan Armstrong

Other celebrated roles include those in The Ballad of Baby Doe, The Crucible, Susannah, Salome, Les contes d'Hoffmann (as Giulietta, opposite Norman Treigle), Bluebeard's Castle, La voix humaine, Lohengrin, Pelléas et Mélisande, Lulu, Wozzeck, Der Rosenkavalier, Les troyens (as Cassandre), Die tote Stadt, Parsifal, Karl V., Erwartung, Die Walküre (as Sieglinde), Katya Kabanova, Montségur, Die Frau ohne Schatten (as the Fäberin), Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Bassarids, The Makropulos Case, Fidelio, Mathis der Maler (as Ursula), Tannhäuser (as Venus, with René Kollo) and Dialogues des Carmélites (as Mother Marie of the Incarnation).

Meagan Miller

In September 2013, Miller sang Marietta/Marie in a concert performance of Korngold's Die tote Stadt in Boston, a role she then sang on stage at the New National Theatre Tokyo in March 2014 and at the Hamburg State Opera under Simone Young in 2015.

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12, is an opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold set to a libretto by Paul Schott, a collective pseudonym for the composer and his father, Julius Korngold.