When spirits enter the human world they can bring only ruin. The daughter of the King of the Spirits is barren - she is a woman without a shadow. Her father has threatened that if she doesn't cast a shadow before the end of the twelfth moon, her husband, the Emperor, will be turned to stone. Only a human woman can help her... An unhappy young wife, married to a poor dyer, is tempted by thoughts of a luxurious life, free from the numbing boredom and drudgery of her daily existence. All she has to do is give up her shadow. Die Frau ohne Schatten is a sublime operatic fantasy in which the lives of humans and spirits become ever more tragically intertwined. Sung in German with English supertitles. Duration 4hrs approx.


Music: Richard Strauss
Lyrics: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Company: Mariinsky Opera
Musical Director: Valery Gergiev
Director(s): Jonathan Kent, Lloyd Wood (assistant)
Design(s): Paul Brown, Sven Ortel (video and projection), Nina Dunn (video and projection)
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Choreographer: Denni Sayers
Other(s): Pavel Petrenko (principal chorus master), Dmitry Ralko (children's chorus master)
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Die Frau Ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow)

Die Frau Ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01871302293. Details of all Die Frau Ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S02121129892

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