Richard Bratby

The opera that wouldn’t die

After a century of political suppression and critical sniffiness, Erich Korngold’s one-time smash hit Die tote Stadt is back

Stephen Gould as Paul and Nadja Michael as Marie/Marietta in the Royal Opera’s 2009 production of Erich Korngold’s Die tote Stadt. Credit: robbie jack/Corbis via Getty Images

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