- 1.78 : 1
- Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
- Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Already brimming with symbols and transformations, the epic fairytale recounted by Strauss and his librettist Hofmannsthal in Die Frau ohne Schatten acquires a further allegorical dimension in Christoph Loy’s inventive production for the Salzburg Festival. The central character, the Empress – half-spirit, half-human, and unable to bear children until she finds a shadow – here becomes a young soprano who makes a voyage of personal and professional discovery as she records the opera. A superb cast fulfils the complex vocal and dramatic demands of the piece while Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic rise gloriously to the challenges of Strauss’s most ambitious and splendid operatic score.
Premiere recording of this production.
Christian Thielemann’s first opera performance at the Salzburg Festival.
First opera from Salzburg Festival to be released on Opus Arte.
Extra features include ‘Christian Thielemann rehearses 'Die Frau Ohne Schatten’, and cast gallery.
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