Die Frau ohne Schatten

In Die Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal sought to articulate reality in symbolic form. At first under-appreciated by critics and audiences when it premiered in 1919, the opera has since become a part of the operatic repertoire, loved by audiences for its complicated, colourful score and characters steeped in symbolism. This performance represents Mark Albrecht’s farewell as chief conductor of The Dutch National Opera.