SummerScape 2022: Health & Safety Protocols

New Production

The Silent Woman

(Die Schweigsame Frau)

July 22–31

Add to Calendar2022-07-22 6:30 pm2022-07-22 6:30 pmEDTThe Silent Woman

Sung in German with English supertitles

Composed by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Stefan Zweig

American Symphony Orchestra
Bard Festival Chorale
Conducted by Leon Botstein

Directed and designed by Christian Räth
Costumes designed by Mattie Ullrich
Movement direction by David Neumann
Lighting design by Rick Fisher
Daniel Unger, Associate Set Designer

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater,
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Considered Strauss’s only true comic opera, this rarely performed work is by turns elegiac and incisively witty. The brilliantly written libretto by Stefan Zweig (loosely based on the Renaissance play by Ben Jonson) features a madcap cast of characters in a variety of guises. The imaginative and colorful production by Christian Räth (Das Wunder der Heliane, SummerScape 2019) featuring a stellar group of performers will be sung in German with English supertitles.


Harold Wilson

Sir John Morosus

Jana McIntyre


David Portillo


Edward Nelson

The Barber

Ariana Lucas


Matthew Anchel


Chrystal E Williams


Anya Matanovic


Federico DeMichelis


Jorell Williams




The 2022 SummerScape season is made possible in part by the generous support of Jeanne Donovan Fisher, the Martin and Toni Sosnoff Foundation, the Advisory Boards of the Fisher Center at Bard and Bard Music Festival, and Fisher Center and Bard Music Festival members. The 2022 Bard Music Festival has received funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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