September 13, 2014 at 7:30pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall

By Erich Korngold. Libretto by Paul Schott (pseudonym of Erich and Julius Korngold), after the novel Bruges-la-Morte by Georges Rodenbach. Sung in German with projected English titles.

Conducted in concert by Gil Rose

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Erich Korngold’s Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) tells the story of Paul, a young man torn between fidelity to the memory of his deceased wife and a growing attraction to her living look-alike. Paul enters a series of increasingly disturbing and violent visions, and the plot takes on the subtleties of a psychological thriller.


Jay Hunter Morris* … Paul
Meagan Miller* … Marietta/Marie
Weston Hurt … Frank
Erica Brookhyser … Brigitta, Paul’s housekeeper
Thomas Meglioranza … Fritz, an actor
Frank Kelley … Victorin, the director
Sara Heaton … Juliette, a dancer
Janna Baty … Lucienne, a dancer
Alan Schneider … Count Albert
Jonas Budris … Gaston, a dancer
*Boston debut

New World Chorale
Holly M. Krafka, Founder & Artistic Director

Youth Chorus
Members of Boston City Singers and Cambridge Children’s Chorus
Wendy Silverberg, Boston City Singers Early Childhood Music Director

Odyssey Opera Orchestra
Gil Rose, Conductor

Production Staff
Cori Ellison … Supertitle Translator
Dan McGaha … Supertitle Operator
Karin Hartmann Ludlow … Production Stage Manager
Veronica Haakonsen … Assistant Stage Manager
Séan Swords … Assistant Stage Manager
Ryland Bennett … Orchestra Manager
Anthony D’Amico … Personnel Manager



“Odyssey Opera has been around for just one year, but seems to have already found its voice and claimed its niche.”

Odyssey Opera delivers Korngold premiere
The Boston Globe

“This is proof that, with a fresh, new opera company performing unusual repertoire at high musical standards, opera can certainly flourish in Boston.”

Die Tote Stadt/Odyssey Opera