Die Frau Ohne Schatten

Die Frau Ohne Schatten

At Royal Opera House

Experience Die Frau Ohne Schatten (The Woman without a shadow) by Strauss in Royal Opera House in London. Book your tickets for a riveting opera show today! 

Die Frau ohne Schatten was conceived by Richard Strauss and librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal with the model of Mozart’s Die Zauberflötein mind: a fairytale with a strong moral dimension. Although the narrative was largely Hofmannsthal’s invention, he drew on a diverse range of sources, from The Arabian Nights to Grimm’s fairytales. The opera was completed during World War I and received its premiere in 1919.

Die Frau ohne Schatten is one of Strauss’s mightiest and most demanding scores. It draws on the resources of a huge orchestra that includes extensive percussion, an organ, thunder and wind machines, as well as a glass harmonica. Musical highlights include a tender, yearning duet for the dyer Barak and his wife, an impassioned solo scene for the Empress as she struggles to maintain her integrity rather than steal a mortal woman’s shadow, and the opera’s ecstatic finale. Claus Guth’s striking production emphasizes the dark undercurrents of Strauss’s opera and powerfully evokes the Empress’s plight as a woman trapped between two repressive worlds.

 

Book tickets

Quantity
Date
When
Venue information

View map Explore the theatre

Royal Opera House
Bow Street London
WC2E 9DD London

Latecomers will not be admitted

Performance info

Booked from
2014-04-02

Booked for
2014-04-02

Duration of performance:
4 hours 20 minutes

Directions


(3 mins) The Royal Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

View map View map

+353 1 526 24 64 +353 1 526 24 64 Email Email


To cart