Death in Venice

Death in Venice

Opera




Overview


Synopsis

In Death in Venice, the German writer, Aschenbach, decides to travel to Venice. Upon his arrival, he starts to lust after a young Polish boy, Tadzio. He becomes obsessed with the boy. When he hears of a cholera outbreak in Venice, he debates whether or not he should warn the boy's mother. One day, he watches Tadzio playing on the beach with his friends. However, the game gets rough and one boy pushes Tadzio's face in the ground. Aschenback tries to get up and assist but falls back in his chair, dead.



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Libretto
Category
Number of Acts
2 Acts
Genres
Time & Place
Cast Size
Licensor
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, child, early teen, late teen, young adult, mature adult, elderly characters

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