Opera in 3 acts (3rd act lib. only) by Schoenberg to his own lib. Comp. 1930–2. Prod. (concert) Hamburg 1954, stage Zurich 1957, Berlin 1959, London CG 1965, Boston 1966, Paris 1975, Salzburg 1987. Schoenberg in 1951 said that the 3rd act could be spoken, but Scherchen in Berlin had it spoken to mus. taken from Act 1. Most perfs. keep to 2 completed acts. Act 2 contains Dance Before the Golden Calf, f.p. Darmstadt 1951.