Richard Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten - Opera in three acts (HD 1080p)

From the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg (2012)
Orchestra and Choir of the Mariinsky Theatre
Valery Gergiev - musical director and conductor
Jonathan Kent - stage director
Paul Brown - production designer
Denni Sayers - choreography

Avgust Amonov - Der Kaiser
Mlada Khudoley - Die Kaiserin
Olga Savova - Die Amme
Edem Umerov - Barak der Färber
Olga Sergeyeva - Sein Weib

Richard Strauss - Die Frau ohne Schatten
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
01:37 First Act
1:10:39 Second Act
2:17:04 Third Act

Requiring huge forces, Die Frau ohne Schatten boasts perhaps Strauss's most sumptuous score, poignantly illuminating the magic, mystery and earthy warmth of Hugo von Hofmannsthal's characters. Led by Valery Gergiev, this epic production from St Peterburg's famed Mariinsky Opera is a collaboration between two British artists, director Jonathan Kent and designer Paul Brown. Die Frau ohne Schatten is a spectacular and opulent dramatic tour de force, radiantly evoking the contrasts between the spirit world and human existence.