The line between dream and reality increasingly dissolves as Paul, mourning his dead wife Marie, meets the dancer Marietta. With her looks so similar to Marie’s, Marietta becomes the object of projection of Paul’s erotic desires. Following a nerve-racking “vision” with cathartic effect, Paul is finally reeled back to reality. He can leave behind the Belgian city of Bruges as the place of his death cult.
Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings
VIDEO DIRECTOR Myriam Hoyer / STAGE DIRECTOR Simon Stone
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