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Although Alexander Zemlinsky's opera Der Zwerg ('The Dwarf') has been seen more often than the Ullmann piece, this performance was its US West Coast première. The libretto by Georg C Klaren is based on Oscar Wilde's The Birthday of the Infanta. It questions whether or not we ever see ourselves as others see us.

Mary Dunleavy, Karen Vuong and Rena Harms in 'The Dwarf'. Photo © 2008 Robert Millard
Mary Dunleavy, Karen Vuong and Rena Harms in 'The Dwarf'. Photo © 2008 Robert Millard

 

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Copyright © 24 February 2008 Maria Nockin, Arizona USA

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