Documentary

Christian Thielemann rehearses "Die Frau Ohne Schatten"

An opera by Richard Strauss

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Cast

Christof Loy — Stage director
Anne Schwanewilms — Soprano
Evelyn Herlitzius — Soprano
Michaela Schuster — Mezzo-soprano
Stephen Gould — Tenor
Wolfgang Koch — Baritone
Christian Thielemann — Conductor

Program notes

At the Salzburg Festival in 2011, the Christian Thielemann reveals the secrets of repetitions Die Frau ohne Schatten Richard Strauss played by the Vienna Philharmonic, with staging by Christof Loy.

Richard Strauss composed Die Frau ohne Schatten on a libretto by the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the premiere of the opera took place in Vienna in 1919.

The Empress, who agrees to marry the Emperor after being captured in the form of a gazelle, lives in human form but has no shadow, and can not have children. She has only three days to find a shadow or she will be plunged into the world of spirits, and the Emperor will be turned to stone.

This documentary sees Christian Thielemann's leadership the orchestra and chorus, and features comments from singers about their vocal interpretation of the text in this concert version.

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Directed by:
Eric Schulz
Venue: Salzburger Festspiele (Salzburg, Austria)
Production date: 2011
Duration: 25 min
Production: © ServusTV
Available subtitle(s): FR
Resolution: Full HD