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Die tote Stadt

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Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 28 May to 17 June 2019
Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Running Time: 3 hours 07 minutes intermissions 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


The Premiere on 28 May will be live brodcast on RAI-Radio3 in Italy and on Euroradio from the German (DENDR), Serbian and Danish radio. A pre-recorded broadcast will be available in Spain, Germany (DEBR), Bulgaria, Sweden, Slovenia, Turkey, Coratia, Franch Switzerland and Latvia.


FIRST ACT 43 minutes / Intermission 25 minutes / SECOND ACT 47 minutes / Intermiossion 25 minutes / THIRD ACT 47 minutes

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 Cristina Damian
Juliette Marika Spadafino*
Lucienne  Daria Cherniy*
Victorin Sergei Ababkin*
Graf Albert/Gastone Sascha Emanuel Kramer

*Student of the Teatro alla Scala Academy


Before each performance, Franco Pulcini will hold an introduction to the opera at the A. Toscanini Boxes Foyer. The meetings will start 45 minutes before the beginning of each performance and the entrance is reserved to the audience with the ticket for the performance.




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.