Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Erwartung


Mimo-drama in 1 act by Schoenberg; libretto by Pappenheim; premiered in Prague on June 6, 1924.
Schoenberg's first opera. It has one character, a woman who searches for her lover in a dark wood; she stumbles upon his dead body, and sings over it of the other woman who stole him and of the night in which she is abondoned.
Jesse Norman is in the title role.

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