‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’ at Bayerische Staatsoper

On July 28 and 31, Eric Cutler appears as the Emperor in Richard Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten with Bayerische Staatsoper.   

Krzysztof Warlikowski’s provocative staging of the enigmatic opera, first seen at the company in 2013, delves into the psyches of the two main couples and embraces the central theme of fertility with the use of children on stage throughout the production.

The all-star cast also includes Camilla Nylund as the Empress, Michaela Schuster as the Nurse, Michael Volle as Barak the Dyer and Nina Stemme as the Dyer’s Wife. Sebastian Weigle conducts.