“No opera ever composed has music more gorgeous, more sumptuous, than Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Die tote Stadt. This is, after all, music by the man who later became famous for scores for movies including “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex,” “The Sea Hawk” and “Of Human Bondage.”
Thus writes Dallas Morning News Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell in today’s DMN arts blog.
Tell everyone to get their tickets this weekend -- and continue to spread the word! This is a Michael Melbye production from Royal Danish Opera never before seen in the U.S. and I understand it’s breathtaking; not to mention a stellar international cast that includes Jay Hunter Morris, Ann Petersen and Morgan Smith (remember Starbuck in “Moby-Dick”?).
Don’t worry about the pronunciation, order online or tell the patron specialist in our ticket office you want a pair to see “The Dead City.” If you’ve seen Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, “Vertigo,” you pretty much know the plot already.
Suzanne Calvin, Director of Media and Public Relations