Der ferne Klang by Franz Schreker (1878-1934) was premiered at the Frankfurt Opera House on August 18, 1912. Schreker had already begun composing his first full-length opera in 1901, having written the text in just a few weeks. Nearly half of all the operas by the Austrian, who with one exception was both composer and librettist of all his stage works, were premiered or first performed in Frankfurt. The work, which was initially considered unperformable, but which made Schreker suddenly famous, returned to the place of its premiere for the first time after 1945 on the occasion of the Frankfurt premiere on March 31, 2019. Afterwards, the radio review in the Kulturfrühstück on hr2-kultur read: "This opera is a poetic declaration of love in a phantasmagorical guise, one leaves the opera house with a surprise: what great feelings I have experienced here!"