Der Schmied von Gent


In the beginning of the 20th century, Austrian composer Franz Schreker was one of the only opera composers in the German-speaking world whose success could compete with Richard Strauss. But as of 1933, Schreker’s works were banned in Germany and began to disappear from the international repertoire. Only very slowly did Franz Schreker’s operas come back to the stages, and despite this revival, Der singende Teufel (The Singing Devil) has remained in the shadows to this day. After the streams of Der ferne Klang and Der Schmied von Gent on OperaVision, Theater Bonn’s production is another opportunity to rediscover Schreker’s post-romantic music.