Gregorij von Leitis

Dante in Exile

Opera by Egon Lustgarten
World Premiere as a work-in-progress performance on June 3, 2005;
Höhenried Castle Bernried on the shores of Lake Starnberg
New York Premiere on October 19, 2005;
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City
with Elysium – between two continents

Süddeutsche Zeitung: “New Birth of a Forgotten Work of Opera” – “It was an abbreviated and straight-lined, but passionate production under the masterful musical direction of Dan Franklin Smith at the piano and Gregorij von Leïtis’ sensitive leadership.”