Numi Opera presents DER ZWERG by Alexander Von Zemlinsky. Directed by Gail R. Gordon with Musical Direction by Christopher Luthi, the opera was adapted from the short story “The Birthday of the Infanta” by Oscar Wilde.
DER ZWERG depicts a nightmarish fairy tale wherein the protagonist is rejected by his love interest, only to discover for the first time that he has a gruesome appearance. The story is loosely autobiographical, and through allegory, explores themes of discrimination, rejection, and romantic infatuation. After fleeing Nazi Germany and finding a home in America, Zemlinsky’s career ended and he and his work remained unknown in his new country. Der Zwerg has been performed only a handful of times since its debut in Cologne, Germany in 1922. The production will feature acclaimed singers Shana Blake Hill, Oriana Falla, Roberto Perlas Gómez and Rodell Rosel.
This rarely performed opera will have two performances on Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. at The Theatre at Ace Hotel.
Admission ranges from $35 – $75; CLICK HERE to purchase, or call (888) 929-7849.
What: Performance / DER ZWERG
Where: The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, LA, 90015
When: Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:30pm; Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2:00pm