Korngold's Die Tote Stadt

Simon Stone (stage director), Kirill Petrenko (conductor) — With Jonas Kaufmann (Paul), Marlis Petersen (Marietta), Andrzej Filonczyk (Frank)...

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Simon Stone — Stage director

Maria-Magdalena Kwaschik — Assistant stage director

Ralph Myers — Set designer

Mel Page — Costumes

Roland Edrich — Lighting

Lukas Leipfinger — Dramaturgy

Jonas Kaufmann — Paul

Marlis Petersen — Marietta/Die Erscheinung Mariens

Andrzej Filonczyk — Frank/Fritz

Jennifer Johnston — Brigitta

Mirjam Mesak — Juliette

Corinna Scheurle — Lucienne

Manuel Günther — Gaston/Victorin

Dean Power — Graf Albert

Chor und Kinderchor der Bayerischen Staatsoper

Stellario Fagone — Chorus director

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Set a date with the incomparable Jonas Kaufmann at the legendary Bayerische Staatsoper for a sublime performance of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Die tote Stadt, under Kirill Petrenko's expert direction. The action of this psychological drama follows Paul, who is mourning the loss of Marie amid the misty streets and canals of Bruges, Belgium. Devoted to her even after death, Paul has built her a "temple of memories" inside his house, despite the warnings of his friends. In the meantime, he has met the mysterious Marietta, in whom he sees a reflection of his young wife, leading to inner turmoil and a serious dilemma...

Jonas Kaufmann apperas courtesy of Sony Classical.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2025