Festspielhaus Baden-Baden: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Celebrating 10 years of the Easter Festival with the Berliner Philharmoniker & a cult opera.
Kirill Petrenko © Chris Christodoulou
Elza van den Heever © Jiyang Chen
Clay Hilley © Deutsche Oper Berlin
When painter Gustav Klimt coated his famous paintings with gold leaf, Richard Strauss musically reveled in the opulence that was so typical of Vienna at the time. No fewer than five powerful Wagnerian voices are needed for his "Die Frau ohne Schatten", not to mention the many supporting roles. Strauss’s fairy tale is thus the epitome of a festival opera. His mammoth orchestra also employs five Chinese gongs and a glass harmonica. A central work of Art Nouveau, a gathering of exceptional voices, a delight for the audience, and a musical calling card for the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Recording location Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Recording date 05.+ 09.04.2023
Production year 2023
Production Company EuroArts Music
TV Director Henning Kasten
Stage Director Lydia Steier
Original title of music work Richard Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Orchestra / Band Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor Kirill Petrenko
Choir Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe, Chor des Nationalen Musikforums Breslau;
Libretto Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Soloist Clay Hilley, Elza van den Heever, Michaela Schuster, Wolfgang Koch, soloists
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