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At The Opera, Korngold: The Miracle of Helena, March 9, 2019


Das Wunder der Heliane or The Miracle of Heliane is an opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold with a libretto by Hans Müller-Einigen, after Hans Kaltneker. It was first performed at the Hamburg State Opera on October 7, 1927. A suite for violin and piano based on the music from the aria "Ich ging zu ihm" is in print at Schott publishing.

After many successful premieres across Germany, Korngold composed this new opera beginning in 1924. Before its premiere in 1927 Korngold claimed that this would be his masterwork.


Heliane – Anna Tomowa-Sintow

The Stranger – John David de Haan

The Judge – Nicolai Gedda

John Mauceri – counductor

RSO of Berlin

Decca - 1993


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:10 p.m.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Das Wunder Der Heliane BUY from Korngold: Das Wunder Der Helliane; composed by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
11:00 p.m.
11:22 p.m.
Beethoven: Beethoven 9th Fourth Movement BUY L'Orchestre de le Suisse Romande
11:46 p.m.
Bellini: I Puritani, Act 3: "Vieni, fra queste braccia" (Elvira, Arturo) BUY La Scala

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