Richard Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten opera to a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Directed 2011 by Jonathan Kent at the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg. Stars Avgust Amonov (Emperor), Mlada Khudoley (Empress), Edem Umerov (Barak), Olga Sergeeva (Barak's Wife), Olga Savova (Nurse), Evgeny Ulanov (Messenger of the Spirits), Liudmila Dudinova (Guard of the Entrance of the Temple), Alexander Timchenko (Vision of a Boy), Tatiana Kravtsova (Voice of the Falcon), and Lydia Bobokhina (Heavenly Voice). Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra. Production designs by Paul Brown; lighting by Tim Mitchell; video and projection designs by Sven Ortel and Nina Dunn; choreography by Denni Sayers: directed for TV by Henning Kasten. Released 2013, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: Help!
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