And Alexander von Zemlinsky
turned from the glitter of imperial Vienna to retell the heart-rending tale of the Little Mermaid, in music that anyone who enjoys Mahler or Strauss will simply love.
Santa Monica, CA, April 11, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Numi Opera Theatre makes their debut May 30 and Jun 2 with a revival of Der Zwerg by Alexander von Zemlinsky
. On her birthday, a young Spanish princess is presented with a singing dwarf who, having never seen himself in a mirror, thinks himself very handsome.
Schoenberg and his friends and students (including Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Alexander von Zemlinsky
, Alma Mahler, Erwin Stein, Roberto Gerhard, Wassily Kandinsky and Hanns Eisler) tell the story of the composer's life in their own words.
When Alexander von Zemlinsky
made the story into an opera (Der Zwerg, 1922), he departed from the Wagnerian precedent.
Last year, there was a double-bill of works by Victor Ullman and Alexander von Zemlinsky
, this season Die Vogel (The Birds) by Walter Braunfels, and next season Die Gezeichneten (The Branded) by Franz Schrecker.
There she describes her relationship with the composer Alexander von Zemlinsky
, whom she met in Vienna in 1900, not long before getting to know Gustav Mahler.
The program brought the music of Alexander von Zemlinsky
, brother-in-law of Arnold Schoenberg, into the public eye.