The Dallas Opera

Die Tote Stadt

March 21 – April 6, 2014


By Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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?”

Jay Hunter Morris
Ann Petersen
Morgan Smith

Sebastian Lang-Lessing

Director and designer
Mikael Melbye

Tickets Available at dallasopera.org

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