First-night raves for Kaufmann in Tote Stadtmain
Simon Stone’s new Munich production of Korngold’s post-1918 signature opera received wave after wave of applause.
The first reviews are no less ecstatic.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung headlines it as ‘huge success’.
BR24 reports ‘great cheering’ at the curtain calls and says the entire run is sold out.
Its reviewer waxes ecstatic over Jonas Kaufmann and Marlis Petersen in the central roles. Kirill Petrenko conducted.
photos: Wilfried Hösl / Bavarian State Opera Munich
Some audience views:
It happened to me a couple of times when attending Die tote Stadt that I got a bit bored, found the music noisy except from some movie sound track-ish parts; not so today. I followed the “execution of Korngolds score literally on the edge of my seat, thrilled.
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