The opera house in Duesseldorf is on the smallish side, which is all to the good. The sight lines are great even from the side. We saw and heard two one-act operas by Zemlinsky. The direction of the first, A Florentine Tragedy, was problematic, since the director chose to present the opera as a dream by Bianca. In my opinion it worked; my wife was less convinced. The second opera, The Dwarf, began slowly but picked up when the dwarf showed up. Astunning work, well sung by all and especially by Raymond Very in the title role.