Mystery and eroticism after paradise: Rudi Stephan’s ‘Die ersten Menschen’

Text: Neil van der Linden Rudi Stephan’s opera or ‘Erotic Mystery’ Die ersten Menschen was to be premiered early 1915, but WWI intervened. In September that same year the composer died at Germany’s Eastern front, by a bullet through his head In a way it was a surprise that the opera was to be performed … Meer lezen over Mystery and eroticism after paradise: Rudi Stephan’s ‘Die ersten Menschen’