Korngold: The Lost Musician?The Dallas Opera and Dallas Holocaust Museum are pleased to present a panel discussion on Erich Wolfgang Korngold and his haunting opera, Die tote Stadt. The discussion wil be 6:30 pm, Tuesday, February 25 at The Jewish Community Center of Dallas.Cantor Richard Cohn of Temple Emanu-El will moderate the panel that includes Keith Cerny, The Dallas Opera General Director and CEO; Dr. Timothy Jackson, Professor of Music Theory, University of North Texas; and Barton Weiss, Associate Professor of Film/Video, University of Texas Arlington and 3 Stars Jewish Cinema.Using Die tote Stadt as a touchstone, panelists will discuss Korngold as a Viennese musical prodigy and composer bridging old-world compositions and Hollywood film scores. Themes will include the exodus of composers and artists who fled Europe for the United States due to Nazi threat, the classification of artists as degenerate due to subject matter and Jewish ancestry, and how the Holocaust affected the direction of classical music in both Europe and in Hollywood.The evening will also include Die tote Stadt excerpts sung by Morgan Smith and Angela Turner Wilson. Dallas Morning News critic Scott Cantrell says “No opera ever composed has music more gorgeous, more sumptuous, than Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Die tote Stadt. This is, after all, music by the man who later became famous for scores for movies including “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex,” “The Sea Hawk” and “Of Human Bondage.”
Join us:6:30 p.m., February 25The Jewish Community Center of Dallas, Zale Auditorium7900 Northhaven Road, Dallas, TX 75230
Tickets are $5
Free parking available.
The Dallas Opera will present Die tote Stadt featuring Jay Hunter Morris (Moby-Dick) from March 21-April 6.