Der Golem (opera)

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This article is about the opera by d'Albert. For the opera by Nicolae Bretan, see Golem (opera). For the German silent film, see The Golem: How He Came into the World.

Der Golem is an opera in three acts by composer Eugen d'Albert. The work uses a German language libretto by Ferdinand Lion after Arthur Holitscher's Der Golem: Ghettolengende in drei Aufzügen. The opera premiered on 14 November 1926 at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt under conductor Clemens Krauss.[1]


Role Voice type Premiere cast[1]
14 November 1926
(Conductor: Clemens Krauss)
Der Golem bass Jean Stern
Rabbi Loew baritone Robert vom Scheidt
His apprentice tenor Hans Brandt
Lea, Rabbi Loew's foster daughter soprano Elisabeth Kandt
Emperor Rudolf II bass Walter Schneider
First Jew tenor Hans Brandt
Second Jew baritone Robert vom Scheidt


In 2010 the German company Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm (MDG) released a live recording made early 2010, with Stefan Blunier conducting the Beethoven Orchester Bonn.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Almanacco 14 November 1926" (in Italian). AmadeusOnline. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eugen d'Albert - Der Golem". Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm (MDG). Retrieved 16 October 2010.