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Opera

Die tote Stadt

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Presentation
He had to follow her...until the edge of town and until the end of the world.— Georges Rodenbach (Bruges-la-Morte)

A restrained psychological thriller, a muted portrait of a city, and one of the masterpieces of Belgian Symbolism: in Bruges-la-Morte, a gloomy Venice of the North reflects the grieving process of a man who, following the death of his wife, sinks into a mood of obsession and delusion. The operatic adaptation of the novel was a huge hit for 23-year-old Erich Wolfgang Korngold, whose ecstatic, at times exuberant music prefigured his later career as a film composer. The work has inspired the director Mariusz Treliński to create a production in which the lines between reality and the imaginary are constantly blurred, while the La Monnaie Symphony orchestra reaps the benefits of conductor Lothar Koenigs’ unerring feeling for the late-Romantic repertoire.

To celebrate the centenary of Die tote Stadt in safe conditions, we have had to radically adapt the originally announced production. La Monnaie and Theater an der Wien ordered a complete reorchestration of the piece for 57 musicians, and the runtime was reduced to under two hours, as to avoid the need for an intermission. The artistic team is working on an adapted staging.

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Cast
Cast

ConductorLOTHAR KOENIGS
DirectorMARIUSZ TRELIŃSKI
Set designBORIS KUDLIČKA
 CostumesMAREK ADAMSKI
LightingMARC HEINZ
VideoBARTEK MACIAS
ChoreographyTOMASZ JAN WYGODA
DramaturgyMARCIN CECKO
Adaption of the partitionLEONARD ERÖD

PaulROBERTO SACCÀ
Marietta / Die Erscheinung MariensMARLIS PETERSEN
FrankDIETRICH HENSCHEL
BrigittaBERNADETTA GRABIAS
JulietteMARTINA RUSSOMANNO
LucienneLILLY JØRSTAD
Gaston / VictorinFLORIAN HOFFMANN
PierrotNIKOLAY BORCHEV
Graf AlbertMATEUSZ ZAJDEL

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra
La Monnaie Children's and Youth Choir & Choral Academy, led by Benoît Giaux

ProductionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE, based on the original coproduction with Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera
With the support ofNATIONALE LOTERIJ / LOTERIE NATIONALE

Reorchestration of the music score co-commissioned by La Monnaie and Theater an der Wien

In coproduction with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions
With the support of taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the tax shelter of the Belgian federal government

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