Tuesday 07Mar23
Thursday 09Mar23
Saturday 11Mar23

Der zwerg

Alexander von Zemlinsky
3 Shows
07 Mar 19:30 h. - 11 Mar 19:30 h.
1h. 20 min.
Opera/Ópera de Tenerife
 Auditorio de Tenerife (Sala Sinfónica)

Ópera de Tenerife presents Der Zwerg (The Dwarf) by Alexander von Zemlinsky.


A one-act opera, composed by Alexander von Zemlinsky, inspired by the short story The birthday of the infanta by Oscar Wilde. It is the most emblematic work by the Austrian composer.


A sultan sends a dwarf as a gift to the Infanta Clara on her eighteenth birthday. The dwarf is unaware of his physical appearance and becomes infatuated with the Infanta. He sings her a love song and imagines that he is her brave knight. She plays with him and gives him a white rose. Left alone, he sees his own reflection for the first time in a mirror. He is very worried and tries to get a kiss from the Infanta, but she rejects him and calls him a monster. He feels heartbroken and dies while grabbing a hold of the white rose as the Infanta rejoins the party.

Musical Direction: Alessandro Palumbo

Stage Management and Scenography: Daniel Jeanneteau

Lighting Design: Marie-Christine Soma

Costume Design: Olga Karpinsky

Coproduction: Opéra de Lille, Opéra de Rennes, Fondation Royaumont and Théâtre de Caen

Donna Clara, the infanta, soprano: Mojca Erdmann

El enano, tenor: Mikeldi Atxalandabaso

Ghita, escort lady, soprano: Beatriz Díaz

Don Esteban, chamberlain, bass-baritone: Philipp Jekal

Maid 1, soprano: Nina Solodovnikova

Maid 2, soprano: Carmen Mateo

Maid 3, mezzo-soprano: Maria Ostroukhova

Friend 1, soprano: Ezgi Alhuda

Friend 2, mezzo-soprano: Sophie Burns


Coro Titular Ópera de Tenerife-Intermezzo

Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife

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