Die schweigsame Frau broadcast from the Bayerische Staatsoper

Contrary to appearances, not a Herheim production

 This one is short-notice: the Bayerische Staatsoper’s free internet video stream series continues today with Strauss’s Die schweigsame Frau, starting at 6:00 pm Munich time (noon on the US East Coast). This opera, dating from 1935 with a libretto by the currently trendy Stefan Zweig, is rarely produced (I’ve never seen it) and not available on DVD. Pedro Halffter (?) conducts, the cast includes Brenda Rae, Franz Hawlata, Daniel Behle, and Tara Erraught. Barry Kosky’s production, as visible above, contains a Herheim-esque parade of operatic notables, who have a rather more obvious place in the plot than usual. (How many can you identify?)

Check it out here. The streaming series will continue with The Makropulos Case on November 1.

Photo copyright Bayerische Staatsoper

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