MUSIC BY ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY
A BELIEF IN THE PUREST LOVE. A HEARTBREAKING REALITY.
Shimmering with evocative and sensuous music, Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg adapts Oscar Wilde’s poignant tale of an outsider whose earnest affection for a princess leads to a fatal rebuke. Suppressed by German authorities before World War II, this rarely performed masterpiece receives its Company premiere in a sumptuous production inspired by the paintings of Velázquez.
Production new to San Francisco Opera
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Libretto by Georg Klaren
Sung in German with English supertitles