Korngold Die Tote Stadt DVD

Cat No:
01 - 10 - 2013

Korngold Die Tote Stadt DVD

Florian Vogt (Paul Klaus), Camilla Nylund (Marietta), Markus Eiche (Frank, Fritz), Sari Nordqvist (Brigitta), Kirsti Valve (Marie), Kaisa Ranta (Juliette), Melis Jaatinen (Lucienne), Per-Hakan Precht (Victorin), Juha Riihimaki (Count Albert), Antti Nieminen (Gaston), The Finnish National Opera Chorus, Children's Chorus and Orchestra, Mikko Franck (conductor), Kasper Holten (director)

Korngold's Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) may be better known for the lushly orchestrated lyricism of its music, but the psychological acuity of its exploration of grief and memory is no less impressive from a composer who was still just 23 when Otto Klemperer conducted the premiere in Cologne in 1920. Korngold's gift for a tune ensured that his star has hardly waned since then, though the opera is rarely staged: Kasper Holten's insightful and restrained production is a rare chance both to see and hear an opera of high emotional charge heightened by the dark cityscape of its title. A superb cast is directed by Finnish National Opera's artistic director Mikko Franck, who is celebrated for his impassioned interpretations of Romantic opera. Bonus - Cast gallery.

Korngold Die Tote Stadt Op 12

Running Time: 2 hr 31 min
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: 2.0 LPCM + 5.1 (5.0) DTS
Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
No. of discs: 2

'splendid production' (Opera)
'I regard Die tote Stadt as one of the greatest operas of the first quarter of the 20th century and the Finnish National Opera's production makes it stand out as a true masterpiece, scenically and musically' (Seen and Heard International)