VenueFestival Theatre
From1st September 2011
To3rd September 2011
PricesFrom £16.00. To £72.00.
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Die Frau Ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow)

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.
Music Richard Strauss
Lyrics Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Archive :: production:T01871302293, opera or operetta:S02121129892, venue:V600

Production details

Sung in German with English supertitles. Duration 4hrs approx. Edinburgh International Festival


Company Mariinsky Opera
Musical Director Valery Gergiev
Director Jonathan Kent
Director Lloyd Wood (assistant)
Design Paul Brown
Lighting Tim Mitchell
Design Sven Ortel (video and projection)
Design Nina Dunn (video and projection)
Choreographer Denni Sayers
Other Pavel Petrenko (principal chorus master)
Other Dmitry Ralko (children's chorus master)

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