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Die tote Stadt

  • Alan Gilbert ph Brescia e Amisano 631877BADG
  • Graham Vick HG25082 LARGE
  • Marcus Werba 01
  • Vogt
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 28 May to 17 June 2019
Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes intermission included

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra

Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala Academy

Teatro alla Scala New Production

First performance at Teatro alla Scala

Conductor Alan Gilbert
Staging Graham Vick
Sets and costumes Stuart Nunn
Lights Giuseppe Di Iorio
Choreography Ron Howell



Klaus Florian Vogt


Asmik Grigorian

Frank/Fritz Markus Werba
Brigitta Kismara Pessatti
Juliette Marika Spadafino*
Lucienne  Daria Cherniy*
Victorin Sergei Ababkin*
Graf Albert/Gastone Sascha Emanuel Kramer

*Student of the Teatro alla Scala Academy




Defined as “a genius” by Mahler at a very young age and taught by Zemlinsky, Erich Korngold’s early works were directed by Bruno Walter. Forced to flee Europe by the Nazi persecution of the Jews, Korngold settled in Hollywood, where – thanks to his partnership with Max Reinhardt –, he embarked on a career as a composer of soundtracks that would win him two Oscars. Based on the novel Bruges la Morte by Georges Rodenbach, Die Tote Stadt (“The Dead City”) is the disturbing masterpiece of a composer who had already reached the height of his career by the age of twenty-three, and arrives at La Scala for the first time in an eagerly awaited production directed by Graham Vick, with Alan Gilbert on the podium.