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Work: Der Zwerg (The Dwarf)

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ComposerZemlinsky, Alexander von (1871-1942)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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BerlinDer Zwerg

Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg (The Dwarf)
Sir Donald Runnicles; Tobias Kratzer; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Rainer Sellmaier; Stefan Woinke; Heidi Stober
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Zemlinsky takes centre stage in Deutsche Oper’s Der Zwerg

The Austrian composer’s rarely heard one-acter proves triumphant in an intelligent, moving staging.
*****
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Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg in Boston

Zemlinsky's tortured take on Oscar Wilde's Birthday of the Infanta is given a harrowing treatment; Aleš Briscein convinces as the dwarf of the title.
****1
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Der Zwerg and Il tabarro in Naples

A terrific double bill of two one-act operas: Der Zwerg (The Dwarf) by Alexander von Zemlinsky and Il tabarro by Giacomo Puccini.
****1
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Nasty Children at the Bayerische Staatsoper

The pairing of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (“The Child and the Spells”) with Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg (“The Dwarf”) is an interesting juxtaposition.
***11
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Mit Bravour den Spiegel vorhalten: Zemlinskys Der Zwerg in Amsterdam

Regisseurin Nanouk Leopold schafft eine mutige und provozierende Inszenierung für die Niederländische Oper.
****1
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