Joy, that still remained

Marietta‘s famous song from Korngold’s opera Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) could in times like this be understood as guideline of these artists who can at least still rehearse, whereas not being permitted to perform in front of an audience. Thus our soprano Kristiane Kaiser keeps preparing her first Marietta at the Cologne Opera without firmly knowing, whether and when her role-debut can take place there. It has been the aim of the Cologne Opera to open this new-production at the StaatenHaus in early December 2020, exactly 100 years after the world-premiere of the opera which was given simultaneously at the Cologne and the Hamburg Opera. We are looking forward to this event with positive vigour and good hope, despite all corona-based uncertainty.

The ultimately valid performance-details will be published on the Cologne Opera webpage in due course: Link