Andrei Bondarenko sings Korngold

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Ukraine's Andrei Bondarenko performs Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen (Die tote Stadt) by Korngold, in concert three of the 2011 competition.

Last updated: 16 June 2011

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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