The Dead City

Die Tote Stadt” (“The Dead City”), an opera by Erich Korngold (1897-1957), is back from the dead. Premiered to great acclaim in Vienna in 1920, it dissappeared after the Anschluss in 1931, since it’s the work of a Jewish composer. The exiled Korngold became a legendary Hollywood film composer. In the past year “Die Todt Stadt” has been revived by the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.


“How a Forgotten Opera Made a Big Comeback,” Joshua Barone, New York Times

“Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the Opera Composer Who Went Hollywood,” Alex Ross, The New Yorker


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