8th May

Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT

Rebroadcast: Strauss' 'Die Frau ohne Schatten' with Lindstrom, Schuster, van den Heever and Gould from Paris

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Strauss' 'Die Frau ohne Schatten' is an opera in three acts with a libretto by his long-time collaborator, the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal. The opera's story is set in the mythical empire of the Southeastern Islands and involves five principal characters: the Emperor, the Empress, her Nurse, Barak, a lowly dye, and the Dyer's Wife. A sixth character, Keikobad, King of the Spirit Realm and father to the Empress, sets the plot in motion, but never appears on stage. Performers:

Dyer's Wife: Lise Lindstrom.
The nurse: Michaela Schuster.
Empress: Elza van den Heever.
Emperor: Stephen Gould.
Barak: Michael Volle.
The Voice of a Falcon: Katrien Baerts.
Appearance of a young man: Bror Magnus Tødenes.
Hunchback: Andreas Conrad.
The One-eyed Man: Michael Wilmering.
Messenger of Keikobad: Thomas Oliemans.
The One-Armed Man: Nathan Berg.

Maîtrie de Radio France. Rotterdam Symphony Chorus. Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Recorded 17 February 2020.


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