Trailer Die Frau Ohne Schatten - Bayerische Staatsoper

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 25 November 2013 | 4:33:00 pm



50 years ago, on 21 November 1963, the Bayerische Staatsoper’s main performance venue, the Munich National Theatre, which had been destroyed in the Second World War, opened its restored doors with the premiere of "Die Frau ohne Schatten". In 2013, the Bayerische Staatsoper has once again been starting off the season's new productions with this work by Richard Strauss.

Kirill Petrenko has been directing the Bayerisches Staatsorchester for the first time in his function as General Music Director of the Bayerische Staatsoper. "The possibility of conducting Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten hit me like a bolt from the blue. This is an absolute godsend for me! Performing this opera in this venue and continuing such an impressive tradition is absolutely awe-inspiring", says Petrenko. For the first time in the history of the reception of the work at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Petrenko presented the uncut version.

The new interpretation is in the hands of the Polish director Krzysztof Warlikowski, who staged Peter I. Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Bayerische Staatsoper back in 2007. The Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka sings the part of the Empress.Deborah Polaski is returning to the stage of the Bayerische Staatsoper as the Nurse after her portrait of Koselnička in Leoš Janáček's Jenůfa in 2009. The South African tenor Johan Botha is singing the part of the Emperor. Wolfgang Koch, most recently Alberich in Andreas Kriegenburg's Ring des Nibelungen, plays the Dyer Barak, partnered by the Russian soprano Elena Pankratova as the Dyer's Wife.

STAATSOPER.TV: Die Frau ohne Schatten


The performance of Die Frau ohne Schatten on 1 December 2013 will be the second performance of the current season to be broadcast live on the Bayerische Staatsoper website as part of STAATSOPER.TV. The entire opera, including an introduction by General Manager Nikolaus Bachler and backstage reports in the interval, can be viewed free of charge at STAATSOPER.TV.

Richard Strauss
Die Frau ohne Schatten
Sunday, 24 November 2013, 4.00 p.m.
Thursday, 28 November 2013, 6.00 p.m.
Sunday, 1 December 2013, 6.00 p.m. *
Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 6.00 p.m.
Saturday, 7 December 2013, 5.00 p.m.
Nationaltheater

* Live stream on STAATSOPER.TV and on Mezzo

Adrianne Pieczonka (The Empress), Johan Botha (The Emperor), Elena Pankratova (The Dyer's Wife), Wolfgang Koch (Barak, the Dyer), Deborah Polaski (The Nurse)