Season 2022/2023

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

The Dead City

Opera in three pictures
Text by Paul Schott based on the drama The Miracle by Georges Rodenbach after Rodenbach's novel Dead Bruges
In German with surtitles

Premiere 24.09.2022
Location Großer Saal Musiktheater
Duration 02 hrs. 45 min.

Dates 2022/2023

Saturday, 24. September 2022
19:30 - 22:15

19:00 Uhr Einführung
Thursday, 29. September 2022
19:30 - 22:15

Linzer Aktivpass-Ermäßigung
19:00 Uhr Einführung
Friday, 07. October 2022
19:30 - 22:15

19:00 Uhr Einführung
Wednesday, 12. October 2022
19:30 - 22:15

19:30 Uhr Einführung
Saturday, 15. October 2022
19:30 - 22:15

19:00 Uhr Einführung
Thursday, 20. October 2022
19:30 - 22:15

19:00 Uhr Einführung
Thursday, 03. November 2022
19:30 - 22:15
Saturday, 19. November 2022
19:30 - 22:15
Tuesday, 06. December 2022
19:30 - 22:15
Friday, 09. December 2022
19:30 - 22:15
Monday, 19. December 2022
19:30 - 22:15
Monday, 02. January 2023
19:30 - 22:15


After the death of his wife Marie, Paul's experience is focused only on their shared past. With the help of mementos, he has withdrawn into a "church of the past. In it, he wants to keep his relationship with Marie alive. In a dream she promises him a reunion. When he meets Marietta, a dancer who seems to be a double of his dead lover, he is overcome by passion and hope. With Marietta, he tries to seamlessly connect with what has been. But she resists being the revenant of a dead woman. In the conflict between frozen memory and disturbing reality, Paul's passion turns into madness.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was 23 years old when he created a late Romantic masterpiece of intoxicating effect with his setting of Rodenbach's symbolist cult novel to music and became famous at a stroke. One of the most frequently performed composers on German-language stages, the musical wunderkind continued his career in American exile as an Oscar-winning film composer.


Andreas Hermann
Marietta / Die Erscheinung Mariens, Pauls verstorbener Gattin
Erica Eloff
Frank, Pauls Freund
Martin Achrainer
Brigitta, Pauls Haushälterin
Manuela Leonhartsberger
Juliette, Tänzerin
Ilona Revolskaya
Lucienne, Tänzerin
Gotho Griesmeier
Jovana Rogulja
Gaston, Tänzer
Domen Fajfar
Victorin, Regisseur in Mariettas Truppe
Jin Hun Lee
Fritz, der Pierrot
Adam Kim
Graf Albert
Yuranny Hernández Gómez

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