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Zemlinsky - Der Zwerg (DVD)

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Label: Naxos - DVD

Cat No: 2110657

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 22nd May 2020

Contents

Artists

Elena Tsallagova (soprano)
Emily Magee (soprano)
David Butt Philip (tenor)
Mick Morris Mehnert (actor)
Adele Eslinger-Runnicles (piano)
Evgeny Nikiforov (piano)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Conductor

Donald Runnicles

Works

Schoenberg, Arnold

Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, op.34

Zemlinsky, Alexander von

Der Zwerg (The Dwarf)

Artists

Elena Tsallagova (soprano)
Emily Magee (soprano)
David Butt Philip (tenor)
Mick Morris Mehnert (actor)
Adele Eslinger-Runnicles (piano)
Evgeny Nikiforov (piano)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Conductor

Donald Runnicles

About

Based on Oscar Wilde’s story The Birthday of the Infanta, Zemlinsky’s single-act opera Der Zwerg is the tragic tale of a dwarf who is presented at court, falls in love with the beautiful Donna Clara, but is ultimately forced to see himself as others see him and to die of a broken heart. Preceded by Schoenberg’s Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, op.34, Zemlinsky’s Romantic score is full of psychological intrigue. Is Der Zwerg a critique of society’s superficiality? Is it the composer’s self-portrait in his doomed affair with Alma Schindler? Director Tobias Kratzer’s stunning, transparent
production creates a space in which each character is thrown into sharp relief in this ‘fine, noble and melancholy work’ (Bachtrack.com).

Cast:
- Donna Clara: Elena Tsallagova (soprano)
- Ghita: Emily Magee (soprano)
- Der Zwerg: David Butt Philip (tenor) / Mick Morris Mehnert (actor)
- Don Estoban: Philipp Jekal
- Esrte Zofe: Flurina Stucki
- Zweite Zofe: Amber Fasquelle
- Dritte Zofe: Maiju Vaahtoluoto
- Das erste Mädchen: So Young Park
- Das zweite Mädchen: Kristina Häger

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM stereo and DTS 5.1
Language: German
Subtitles: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean
Region code: 0 (Worldwide)
No. of discs: 1 (DVD 9)

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