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Toten Augen, Die (‘The Dead Eyes’)locked

  • Elizabeth Forbes

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Bühnendichtung in a prologue and one act by Eugen d’ Albert to a libretto by Hanns Heinz Ewers and Marc Henry (Achille Georges d’Ailly-Vaucheret) after Henry’s play Les yeux morts (1897); Dresden, Hofoper, 5 March 1916.

The opera is set in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. The previous evening, as the reapers return home at dusk from the fields, a Shepherd (tenor) discovers that one of his lambs is missing; despite the darkness he goes at once to look for it....

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