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Korngold: Die Tote Stadt DVD (Finnish National Opera)

Korngold: Die Tote Stadt DVD (Finnish National Opera)

Directed by Kasper Holten featuring Klaus Florian Vogt as Paul and Camilla Nylund as Marietta.

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Die tote Stadt 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 23 when no less than 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.



Composer: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Paul: Klaus Florian Vogt

Marietta: Camilla Nylund

Frank / Fritz: Markus Eiche

Brigitta: Sari Nordqvist

Marie: Kirsti Valve

Juliette: Kaisa Ranta

Lucienne: Melis Jaatinen

Victorin: Per-Håkan Precht

Count Albert: Juha Riihimäki

Gaston: Antti Nieminen


The Finnish National Opera Chorus, Children’s Chorus and Orchestra

Conductor: Mikko Franck

Director: Kasper Holten


Plus: Cast Gallery 


Picture: 16:9

Running Time: 150 mins

Recorded: 2010

Sound: 2.0 LPCM Stereo/ 5.1 DTS Surround

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JAP/KO

Region code: 0

Format: NTSC 


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