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Feb. 08 2014

02/15/14 – Die Frau Ohne Schatten – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera

Die Frau Ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Sung in German
Approximate running time 4 hrs. 2 min. with 2 intermissions.

Die_Frau_met14A legendary Met production directed by the late Herbert Wernicke returns for the first time in ten years. The fantastical genius of the Strauss score and the Hofmannsthal libretto will be interpreted by conductor Vladimir Jurowski and a thrilling cast. Anne Schwanewilms and Torsten Kerl are the otherworldly Empress and Emperor, and Johan Reuter is Barak. Christine Goerke, the rising dramatic soprano star, returns to the Met as the Dyer’s Wife, whose shadow the Empress must win to free herself from a fatal decree.

Cast/Crew

Empress……………..Anne Schwanewilms
Emperor……………..Torsten Kerl
Dyer’s Wife………….Christine Goerke
Barak……………….Johan Reuter
Nurse……………….Ildikó Komlósi
Messenger……………Richard Paul Fink
Falcon………………Jennifer Check
Hunchback……………Allan Glassman
One-Eyed…………….Daniel Sutin
One-Armed……………Nathan Stark
Servant……………..Haeran Hong
Servant……………..Dísella Làrusdóttir
Servant……………..Edyta Kulczak
Apparition…………..Anthony Kalil
Unborn………………Anne-Carolyn Bird
Unborn………………Ashley Emerson
Unborn………………Monica Yunus
Unborn………………Megan Marino
Unborn………………Renée Tatum
Unborn………………Danielle Talamantes
Watchman…………….David Won
Watchman…………….Jeongcheol Cha
Watchman…………….Brandon Cedel
Voice……………….Maria Zifchak
Guardian…………….Andrey Nemzer
Falcon Mime………….Scott Weber
Young Man Mime……….Matt Gibson

Violin Solo………….David Chan
Cello Solo…………..Jerry Grossman

Conductor……………Vladimir Jurowski

Production…………..Herbert Wernicke
Designer…………….Herbert Wernicke
Lighting designer…….Herbert Wernicke
Stage director……….J. Knighten Smit

Photo credits: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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