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Komische Oper Berlin

Komische Oper Berlin

Behind the scenes of Die tote Stadt

Backstage | Korngold

In this behind the scenes video, director Robert Carsen discusses the appeal of the opera's story and the special relation between the libretto and music; dramaturg Maximilian Hagemeyer reveals aspects of history and of Korngold’s life that led to his success, neglect and rediscovery; and music director Ainārs Rubiķis highlights the visual quality of the composer’s music and his gift for instrumentation.

The full performance is no longer available but other material about the production can be found here.