Dawid Kimberg sings Korngold

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South Africa's Dawid Kimberg performs Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen from Korngold's Die tote Stadt, in concert two of the 2009 competition.

Fritz, a pierrot, is an admirer of the heroine, Mariette, and he serenades her with Pierrot's Tanzlied (Dance Song). This is one of the best-known arias from the 1920 opera The Dead City. He sings with sad yearning of the magic of the dance, how he dreams of his lost love and how the extremes of intoxication and misery are a clown's lot.


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