Work: Die Frau ohne Schatten

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ComposerStrauss, Richard (1864-1949)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Die Frau ohne Schatten

Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Kasper Holten; Royal Danish Opera

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Péter Halász; János Szikora; Hungarian State Opera; Balázs Horesnyi; Kati Zoób; István Kovácsházi; Eszter Sümegi
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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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Die Frau ohne Schatten in Leipzig

For an inventive production, fine singing and magnificent orchestral playing, this new Leipzig Die Frau ohne Schatten deserves every success.

Revelatory playing in the Royal Opera's Die Frau ohne Schatten

Semyon Bychkov gave a reading of such clarity and quality that everything seemed obvious. In his hands, the orchestra was a precision instrument, and for Strauss fans, whether or not you like Claus Guth's staging, this production is a must-see.
****1
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