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Munich Opera live at your home „ Die Frau ohne Schatten“

Hosted by the Consul of the Zurich Live Music Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Wed 15 Apr 19:00 - Fri 24 Apr 23:30

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Dear friends,
fancy another virtual excursion to Munich?
Munich opera offers several streamings (for free)

Until April 24th they’ll be streaming the Protected content „Die Frau ohne Schatten“

„The Woman without a Shadow“, Op. 65, is an opera in three acts by Richard Strauss with a libretto by the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

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The opera's story is set in the mythical empire of the Southeastern Islands and involves five principal characters: the Emperor (tenor), the Empress (soprano), her Nurse (mezzo-soprano), Barak, a lowly dyer (bass-baritone), and the Dyer's Wife (dramatic soprano). A sixth character, Keikobad, King of the Spirit Realm and father to the Empress, sets the plot in motion, but never appears on stage. The Empress is half human: she was captured by the Emperor in the form of a gazelle. She assumed human shape and he married her, but she has no shadow. This symbolizes her inability to bear children. Keikobad has decreed that unless the Empress gains a shadow before the end of the twelfth moon, she will be reclaimed by her father and the Emperor will turn to stone.
Conductor Protected content Petrenko
Director Protected content Warlikowski

Der Kaiser Protected content Botha
Die Kaiserin Protected content Pieczonka
Die Amme Protected content Polaski
Der Geisterbote Sebastian Holecek
Hüter der Schwelle des Tempels Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

Looking forward seeing you again soon live and healthy!