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Strauss, Richard: Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow) op. 65 (1914-17) 210'
Opera in three acts

Music Text

Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (G,E,F,I,J)

Scoring

Major roles: dramcolS,dramS,hdramS,dramM,heldT,heldBar; minor roles: T,Bar,B; small roles: 3S,3A,T,3B,6children; chorus 4(III,IV=picc).3(III=corA).2(=Ccl).Ebcl(=Dcl).bhn(=Ccl).bcl(=Ccl). 4(IV=dbn)-8(V-VIII=ttuba).6.4.1-timp.perc:musical glasses/2cel/glsp/ whip/5chinese gongs/cyms/SD/xyl/bells/BD/TD/tgl/tamb/2cast/tam-t- 2harp-strings(vln16.16,vla6.6,vlc6.6,db8)Stage orchestra: 2.1.2Ccl.1- 1.6.6.0-perc:windmachine/thundermachine/ 4tam-t-org NB On-stage woodwind and hor n may play in pit if necessary. Two of the on-stage trumpets move t o the pit for Act III, thus a total of ten trumpets is required.

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Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for all countries except Germany, Italy, Portugal, Danzig, and the former territories of the USSR.

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World Premiere

10/10/1919
Vienna
Vienna State Opera / Franz Schalk

Recommended Recording

Julia Varady, Plácido Domingo, Hildegard Behrens, José Van Dam, Reinhild Runkel, Albert Dohmen, Sumi Jo, Robert Gambill, Elzbieta Ardam, Eva Lind, Gottfried Hornik, Hans Franzen, Wilfried Gahmlich, Vienna Boys' Choir, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic, Sir Georg Solti
Decca 4362432

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