The OSEM will present “The Dead City”, by Erich Korngold, at the Roberto Plasencia Saldaña Bicentennial Theater
As part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico (OSEM), starting on May 19, the orchestra will present The Dead City; an opera in three acts by the Austrian-American composer Erich Korngold that is presented for the first time in Mexico. The performance is on May 21 in the Main Hall of the Roberto Plasencia Saldaña Bicentennial Theater.
The opera The Dead City, by Erich Korngold, will be presented for the first time in Mexico in May, as part of the 50th anniversary of the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico (OSEM). On May 21, the Roberto Plasencia Saldaña Bicentennial Theater will host a concert version of this opera in its Main Hall.
The Dead City is an opera in three acts with music by Erich Korngold and a German libretto by “Paul Schott” (a pseudonym of the composer’s father, Julius Korngold), based on the novella Bruges-la-Morte (Bruges, the dead ), by Georges Rodenbach. Premiered simultaneously at the Hamburg and Cologne Operas on December 4, 1920.
The story takes place in the misty city of Bruges, where Paul lives immersed in the memory of his late wife Marie, turning her house into a shrine to her memory, and living under the gaze of her portrait. One day when he returns home in a state of excitement that surprises his friend Frank of him, Paul explains that he has met a young woman whose resemblance to his wife upsets him very much. This meeting will unleash a maelstrom of intense emotions that will take him to the point of delirium.
Unstaged musical production, by the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra (OSEM), under the baton of maestro Rodrigo Macías and with the participation of solo singers.
Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), by Erich Korngold
- Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico (OSEM)
- Rodrigo Macías, concerting director
- Soloists: Sergei Radchenko, Carla Filipcic Holm, Tomás Castellanos, Belem Rodríguez, Angélica Alejandre, Frida Portillo, Andrés Carrillo, Rodrigo Petate
- Bicentennial Theater Choir
- Lady’s Valley Children’s Choir
- Jaime Castro Pineda, choral director