Before Hitchcock filmed Vertigo, Korngoldcreated 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-Dickand 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?”