Kirill Petrenko conducts Strauss’s “The Woman without a Shadow”

Can one base one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others? That is the central theme of Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow), one of Richard Strauss’s most fascinating operas. The emperor’s wife needs a shadow to save her husband from turning to stone and to have children, so she must buy the shadow and fertility of a poor dyer’s wife. Kirill Petrenko conducts the splendid drama in a concert performance.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko

Clay Hilley

Elza van den Heever

Michaela Schuster

Wolfgang Koch

Miina-Liisa Värelä

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Kirill Petrenko Chief conductor since 2019
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