“A shining hour”, trumpeted Vienna’s Kurier after the premiere of Richard Strauss’ “Die Frau ohne Schatten” at the Salzburg Festival, which was also the premiere of Christian Thielemann as opera conductor there. True to the Festival’s tradition, this production features a line-up of great Strauss singers, such as Anne Schwanewilms, Stephen Gould, Wolfgang Koch, Michaela Schuster and Evelyn Herlitzius. Christof Loy’s production is set in the mid 1950s in the Sofiensäle, a celebrated Viennese recording studio at the time. The singers portray singers from the Wiener Staatsoper recording “Die Frau ohne Schatten”.


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Salzburg: Richard Strauss

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Christof Loy

Christof Loys Inszenierungen gelten als reduziert, minimalistisch und gleichzeitig als emotional tief ergreifend. Das zeugt von der Präzision, mit der der 57-Jährige wie kaum ein anderer an die Arbeit geht.
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Salzburg Festival: operas