The Infernal Comedy

Another literary Austrian who wrote in prison and emerged a celebrity on a crime wave.

This one’s name was Jack Unterweger, he too was nailed and got away by killing himself.

An orchestra assails him in “Ah! Perfido!” and other numbers, he likes to strangle streetwalkers with their brassieres, the nexus is Anatole Litvak’s The Night of the Generals.

A video recording of John Malkovich’s stage performance in Vienna with two sopranos and the Orchester Wiener Akademie.