The Dead City – Komische Oper Berlin

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Good friend of the KT Wong Foundation, Canadian star director Robert Carsen will stage his début production at the Komische Oper Berlin with a musical psycho-thriller about the difficulty of letting go and the necessity of doing so. Playing the main characters are the American Sara Jakubiak, whose »impressively velvet-soft soprano voice« has been admired by the New York Times, and Aleš Briscein, last celebrated by the Komische Oper’s audiences in his role as Lenski in Eugene Onegin.

Following the death of his wife Marie, Paul has sequestered himself in his »temple of memories«. Isolated from the outside world, he lives solely for the memory of his deceased wife, until one day he encounters the dancer Marietta, who is the spitting image of Marie. Paul falls in love with her, yet ultimately seeks only to bring the woman he has lost back to life. Paul becomes ever more enmeshed in his obsessive love, until catastrophe strikes. Or was it all a dream? A trick of the subconscious mind? What secret lurks behind the death of his beloved wife?

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