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The Silent Woman (Die Schweigsame Frau)

Richard Strauss

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 is sung in German with English supertitles.

Credits

Composer Richard Strauss
Libretto Stefan Zweig

American Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Leon Botstein

Bard Festival Chorale
Chorus Master James Bagwell

Direction and Set Design Christian Räth
Choreography David Neumann
Costume Design Mattie Ullrich
Lighting Design Rick Fisher
Associate Set Design Daniel Unger
Hair/Make-Up Design Kate Casalino
Supertitle Translation Peter Filkins

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Photography

Making-Of

VIDEOS WITH MAESTRO Leon Botstein

 

PROMOTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

All photos were taken in March 2022 by Maria Baranova, and feature Jana McIntyre and David Portillo.

 

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