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(Korngold: Die tote Stadt). Ten. A young widower obsessed with the memory of his dead wife, Marie. He is attracted to the dancer Marietta, who reminds him of his wife. He takes her to his home, where he has carefully preserved all Marie's belongings. After she leaves, he has a vision in which he kills Marietta. When he wakes, the ghost of Marie has been exorcized. Created (1920) by Richard Schubert (Hamburg) and Karl Schröder (Cologne).

Subjects: Opera.

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