Unjustly forgotten, Franz Schreker is one of the great composers classified as "degenerate" by the Nazis. Yet he had an immense success with his first opera Der Ferne Klang, in which the artist's idealistic aspirations are thwarted by the baseness of human life and material difficulties.

At once poetic and blunt, tender and violent, this post-romantic masterpiece was waiting in the wings for a stage creation in France!