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

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
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


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


May 25, 2014


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