Photo by Stephanie Berger


The Miracle of Heliane (‘Das Wunder der Heliane’)
by Erich Wolfgang Korngold

The American Symphony Orchestra
Captured live at the
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts,
SummerScape2019 at Bard College

This was my third project at beautiful Bard College and it was a world premiere of an opera first performed in 1927.

“Das Wunder der Heliane is a dark mystery play, an intimate psychodrama and an epic dystopian political thriller all at once. The opera makes us take part in the riveting emotional journey of a woman, who defies a brutal and contemptuous dictatorship by overcoming her fears and doubts and claiming her right to compassion, love and desire. Her feminine courage and her strength of belief in humanity represent the actual miracle that opens the gates to freedom and redemption.” —Austria’s Die Presse