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Strauss: Die Frau ohne schatten DVD (Mariinsky Opera)

Strauss: Die Frau ohne schatten DVD (Mariinsky Opera)

Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra in this production of Die Frau ohne Schatten in collaboration with Jonathan Kent and Paul Brown.

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Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow) is an outstanding display of virtuosity, presenting one of Strauss’ most complex and colourful scores. The three-act opera, with libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, is an exotic fairytale with a strong moral dimension, focusing on themes of the unborn and the supernatural.


Filmed in the historic Mariinsky Theatre in 2011, Die Frau ohne Schatten stars tenor Avgust Amonov as The Emperor, Mlada Khudoley as The Empress, Olga Savova as The Nurse, and is conducted by Valery Gergiev. The Mariinsky Theatre is one of the few opera houses capable of staging Die Frau ohne Schatten, due to the demanding soloist roles, elaborate sets and large orchestral forces required. This epic production, premiered in 2009, is a collaboration between two British artists, director Jonathan Kent and designer Paul Brown, and has become a regular fixture in the opera company’s schedule. Kent has a long established relationship with the Mariinsky, and with Strauss in particular.


Richard Strauss

The Emperor: Avgust Amonov 

The Empress: Mlada Khudoley

The Nurse: Olga Savova

Barak, a dyer: Edem Umerov

Barak’s Wife: Olga Sergeyeva


Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus, Valery Gergiev 2011


Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0 24-Bit PCM Stereo / DD & DTS 5.1
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 All regions
Running time: 203:32 mins
Booklet enclosed - Notes in English / French / German / Russian


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