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Arnold Schoenberg as Stage Director?

Arnold Schoenberg was always suspicious of stage directors who did not do what he wanted for his operas.  He became infuriated and stormed out
of the rehearsals of his Erwartung and Die glückliche Hand at the Berlin Kroll Opera, 1928. Schoenberg demanded
so many changes to the scenery, lighting, and acting, that our presentation show how
he himself might have become a superb stage director not only of his own but other works as well.

Schoenberg Erwartung

Erwartung
Schoenberg's design

Schoenberg's Portrait by Man Ray

Arnold Schoenberg
1926

Schoenberg Gluckliche Hand

Die gl├╝ckliche Hand
Schoenberg's design

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