Out of the Shadows

Korngold's Tote Stadt, being staged this month at Dallas Opera, has finally come into its own on the international opera stage. ERIC MYERS ponders its resemblance to another long-misunderstood work, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.

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James Stewart and Kim Novak as Scottie and Madeleine in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, 1958
© Paramount Pictures/Photofest 2014
On December 4, 1920, Erich Wolfgang Korngold's third opera, Die Tote Stadt, was accorded rare treatment in the world of lyric theater — a simultaneous, double premiere, with separate performances taki...

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