Following the death of his young wife, a widower has isolated himself from the outside world. He lives solely for her memory, until one day he encounters a dancer who looks remarkably familiar. There he keeps mementos of his late wife, including a lock of her beautiful long blonde hair.
When Paul appears, he excitedly describes his encounter with a strange woman who reminds him of his dead wife. When she visits him, Paul discovers that her name is Marietta and that she is a dancer. The lines between reality and imagination blur for Paul. After Marietta leaves, Marie appears to Paul and reminds him of their past love, imploring him to remain faithful to her memory.
Trying to find her, he meets Brigitta, who tells him that she cannot accept his affair with Marietta, and is leaving his employment because of his affair with Marietta. Paul spies on Marietta as she celebrates with her dancer friends and lovers. Paul is outraged and interrupts the dance, forbidding her to play the role of a resurrected woman, Marietta sends away her partners. In the dispute which follows, Paul tells Marietta that he was only using her to be united with his dead wife.
Paul watches in ecstasy as a "Die tote stadt pa wermland opera" procession passes by his house.
Marietta taunts him about his piety and further provokes him by playing with the relics of Marie, including her long hair. When Paul fails to recover the precious hair from Marietta, he throws her to the ground and strangles her with it.
Brigitta, seeming to still work for Paul, announces the arrival of Marietta, who has returned to collect the bouquet of roses she forgot. Frank also returns, and encourages Paul to join him in leaving the city of the dead.
It is a late-romantic masterpiece that delves deep into the impenetrable confusion of the subconscious mind, and it took the operatic world by storm. Alongside Richard Strauss, Korngold was at one point the most frequently-performed composer on German stages, until the National Socialists brought his operatic career to a premature close.
Published init is notable for being the first work of fiction illustrated with photographs. The novel tells the story of Hugues Viane, a grief-stricken widower who takes refuge in the silent, melancholic, lost-in-time city of Bruges.
Bruges was his dead wife. And his dead wife was Bruges. The two were united in a like destiny. It was Bruges-la-Morte, the dead town entombed in its stone quays, with the arteries of its canals cold once the great pulse of the sea had ceased beating in them. The Idea, in its turn, should not be deprived of the sumptuous lounge robes of extraneous analogies; because the essential character of symbolic art consists in never approaching the concentrated kernel of the Idea in itself.
Several French composers were influenced by Symbolist writers. As the movement spread across Europe, other composers and librettists experimented with the aesthetic. In this interview he describes his journey from discovering Korngold's compositions to conducting his most famous opera.
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