Die tote Stadt opera

Before Hitchcock filmed Vertigo, Korngold created Die tote Stadt, the tale of one man’s dark obsession with the woman he loved and lost.

Featuring state-of-the-art projections and composed by a prodigy who evolved into one of the great masters of music for the Golden Age of Cinema (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Deception, The Sea Hawk), Die tote Stadt features an extraordinary cast that includes Jay Hunter Morris in the role of Paul, fresh from his triumphs as Ahab in the San Francisco Opera revival of Moby-Dick and as Siegfried in the Met’s new Ring Cycle; Ann Petersen in her American debut as Marietta; and Morgan Smith, the poignant voice of reason in TDO’s world premiere production of Moby-Dick, as Fritz. Paul’s fierce grip on the memory of his dead wife will be challenged by the equally determined Marietta. Can he let go of his fantasy in order to live again?

This production will leave you wondering, “Where has this opera been all my life?”

For tickets go to: http://dallasopera.org/season/

My seat is Mezzanine E-26

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  • Michael

    I saw it back on friday. I particularly liked the last bit of the first act, where he and his 'memory' of his wife sang to each other. I also liked how it ended. Instead of him and this doppelganger living 'happily ever after'... he learned to let go and move on... Not love someone who reminds him of his wife...

    1 · March 24, 2014

    • Laurie

      Yes, the twist Korngold's father did with libretto was perfect. Also, aving just sung Marietta's Lied zur Laute a few weeks ago at Classical Open Mic I was keenly aware of the composer's art of holding the melodic line over the bar line. I enjoyed hearing the conductor discuss how 85 orchestra members handled that challenge.

      March 24, 2014

    • Laurie

      "having"

      March 24, 2014

  • Laurie

    Wonderful opera. Enjoyed the talk-back Q&A with conductor afterwards. I hope this opera continues to be performed more in the U.S.

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Diane E.

    Made a last minute decision to come. Am in Grand Tier. Currently in the lecture. Please let me know where or if you will meet at the intermissions.

    1 · March 23, 2014

    • Betty A.

      Diane I just saw your note. If you'd like to join us for dinner we are meeting after the performance by the main entrance. Let me know.

      March 23, 2014

    • Diane E.

      Yes, I'd like to join you. Are you going to the Greek? The maestro is speaking after the performance...I'm considering staying to hear him

      March 23, 2014

  • Betty A.

    Please let us know your seat number as soon as you can. I'd like to attend the pre-show lecture at 1:00 pm so I may not see everyone before the opera starts but maybe we can meet during the first intermission. Also, Laurie and I are going to the Grape for dinner afterwards, anyone else?

    March 20, 2014

  • Laurie

    Don't see earlier post, perhaps it didn't go through. A panel discussion about this opera is at the Jewish Community Ctr. TONIGHT at 6:30. 7900 Northhaven. Google the center for more info. Hope to see you all there!

    February 25, 2014

    • Laurie

      cost $5.00

      February 25, 2014

  • Laurie

    Tonight at Jewish Community Center is a panel discussion about this opera. 7900 Northhaven Road. Google the center for more info. Hope to see you all there!

    February 25, 2014

  • Michael

    Well, Ashley will be here this week, but will be flying out Saturday... We are going to the Friday night showing of this opera, as I've been promising to take her to an Opera for quite some time.

    February 20, 2014

    • Betty A.

      Well I'm glad you're going. Let us know how you like it.

      February 20, 2014

  • Laurie

    Orchestra center I 15

    February 10, 2014

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