Hin und zurück
Hindemith wrote the piece for a collection of miniature operas presented on 17 July 1927 at the Baden-Baden Music Festival in the Theater Baden-Baden. The work lasts for just 12 minutes. Other short works by Darius Milhaud (L'enlèvement d'Europe), Kurt Weill (Mahagonny-Songspiel) and Ernst Toch (Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse) were performed on the same evening. The performance was re-enacted in October 2013 by the Gotham Chamber Opera in New York City.
|Role||Voice type||Premiere cast, 17 July 1927
(Conductor: Ernst Mehlich)
In a kind of dramatic palindrome, a tragedy unfolds involving jealousy, murder and suicide. and is then replayed with the lines sung in reverse order to produce a happy ending.
- "Breaking Baden" by John Yohalem, Parterre Box, 26 October 2013