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Richard Strauss

The Woman without a Shadow

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Opera in three acts

Text by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

In German with captions

Operas
Premiere 30.09.2017
Location Großer Saal Musiktheater
Duration 04 hrs. 00 min.

Dates 2017/2018

Saturday, 30. September 2017
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Wednesday, 04. October 2017
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Sunday, 08. October 2017
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Wednesday, 11. October 2017
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Monday, 16. October 2017
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Saturday, 28. October 2017
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Saturday, 11. November 2017
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Wednesday, 15. November 2017
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Wednesday, 22. November 2017
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Friday, 15. December 2017
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Tuesday, 26. December 2017
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Tuesday, 09. January 2018
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Saturday, 13. January 2018
17:00 - 21:00
16:30 Uhr Einführung im Foyer
Saturday, 17. February 2018
18:30 - 22:30
18:00 Uhr Einführung im Foyer

Information

The King of the Spirit Realm’s daughter has married the mortal Emperor. For the relationship to endure, she has to become a real woman and bear children. But this is impossible for the empress from another realm, symbolized by her not having a shadow. However, a dyer’s wife is prepared to sacrifice her shadow and her unborn children and give them to the Empress. But can she accept such a sacrifice?

Richard Strauss and his congenial librettist, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, tuned this fairytale plot into one of the most multifaceted, ecstatic and poignant operas of the earl y 20th Century. 



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