Zemlinsky’s A Florentine Tragedy premièred 100 years ago

Reading time: 1 min. Alexander Zemlinsky

“Everything comes to me without effort, technically it all comes very easily [&] in the end I feel I’ve produced something worthwhile.” writes Alexander Zemlinsky in a letter to Arnold Schönberg on A Florentine Tragedy.

Exactly one hundred years ago, Zemlinsky’s gripping one-act opera was premièred at the Stuttgart State Theatre by Max von Schillings

In 2015 Roland Freisitzer arranged a chamber version of the opera. This chamber version makes do with just 20 instruments (optionally with string sections).

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