Presented by Christopher Cook. The Royal Opera House mounts the UK stage premiere of Korngold's opera. With American tenor Stephen Gould and German soprano Nadja Michael.
In a performance from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, American tenor Stephen Gould and German soprano Nadja Michael take on the two central roles in the UK premiere of the staged version of Korngold's opera, completed when the composer was still only in his early 20s.
It tells the story of Paul's relationship with two women - his recently deceased wife Marie and the young actress Marietta. They bear a striking resemblance to each other and they begin to merge in Paul's mind. But what is real and what is fantasy?
Presented by Christopher Cook with guest Erik Levi.
Korngold: Die tote Stadt
Paul ...... Stephen Gould (tenor)
Marie/Marietta ...... Nadja Michael (soprano)
Frank/Fritz ...... Gerald Finley (bass-baritone)
Brigitta ...... Kathleen Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano
Gastone/Victorin ...... Bernard Richter (tenor)
Juliette ...... Simona Mihai (soprano)
Lucienne ...... Jurgita Adamonyte (mezzo-soprano)
Graf Albert ...... Ji-Min Park (tenor)
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Ingo Metzmacher (conductor).