Program


Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow)

Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow)

Richard Strauss
Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow)

Opera in three acts, in German, with Hungarian and English surtitles

The daughter of the Emperor of the Spirit Realm turned from a gazelle into a beautiful girl. Hunter and prey fell in love with each other: the fairy girl became the Empress of the Southeastern Islands. Since then, light has penetrated her body as if she were of glass: a spirit trapped in the world of humans. If she cannot obtain her shadow, the Emperor will turn into stone… Conceived at wartime, this tale is about humanity, self-sacrifice and the appreciation of happiness.

 

General cast

Conductor
 
Péter Halász
 
The Emperor
 
István Kovácsházi
 
The empress
 
Eszter Sümegi
 
The Nurse
 
Ildikó Komlósi
 
The Messenger of the Spirits
 
Attila Dobák
 
The Guardian of the Threshold
 
Ingrid Kertesi
 
The Apparition of a Youth
 
Péter Balczó
 
The Falcon
 
Erika Markovics
 
A Voice from Above
 
Anna Kissjudit univ. stud.
 
Barak, the dyer
 
Heiko Trinsinger
 
Barak
 
Szilvia Rálik
 
The one-eyed man, Barak
 
Lajos Geiger
 
The one-armed man, Barak
 
Ferenc Cserhalmi
 
The hunchback, Barak
 
István Horváth
 
The voices of the town
 
Lajos Geiger / Ferenc Cserhalmi / Attila Dobák
 
The children's voices
 
Anna Kissjudit univ. stud. / Ildikó Szakács / Zsófia Kálnay / Ingrid Kertesi / Bori Keszei / Erika Markovics
 
Three servants
 
Zsófia Kálnay / Bori Keszei / Ildikó Szakács

Credits

Librettist
 
Hugo von Hofmannstahl
 
Director
 
János Szikora
 
Set designer
 
Balázs Horesnyi
 
Costume designer
 
Kati Zoób
 
Dramaturg
 
János Matuz
 
Hungarian surtitles
 
Máté Mesterházi
 
English surtitles
 
Judit Kenesey
 
Head of the Children's Chorus
 
Nikolett Hajzer
 
Chorus director
 
Gábor Csiki

 

Premiere
 
May 25, 2014

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