Work: Die Frau ohne Schatten

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ComposerStrauss, Richard (1864-1949)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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BudapestDie Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow)

Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Péter Halász; Hungarian State Opera; István Kovácsházi; Eszter Sümegi; Ildikó Komlósi; Johan Reuter
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A revelatory Frau ohne Schatten in Munich

A musical performance of stunning quality underpins this revival of Krzysztof Warlikowski's lavish, ambiguous Strauss staging.
****1
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Claus Guth's Frau ohne Schatten in Berlin

Zubin Mehta's conducting is a disappointment, but Guth's remarkable production makes powerful sense of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's rich fairy tale. 
****1
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A surreal Die Frau ohne Schatten in Munich

The music makes this an enchanting Die Frau ohne Schatten, even if Warlikowski’s fantastical production remains an unsolved puzzle.
****1
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“Oh world within the world!”: FroSch in Zurich

Zurich’s Opera House takes on Die Frau ohne Schatten, one of Richard Strauss’ most convoluted and technically demanding works. 
***11
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Die Frau Ohne Schatten a musical treat in Munich

A revival of the new production of Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Munich Opera Festival brings back four of the principals in a brilliantly sung performance of Richard Strauss' masterpiece.
****1
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