The Strauss150 festival began with the masterpiece of the composer. Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow) can be seen in Hungary for the first time. The vision of director János Szikora, the costumes by Kati Zoób and the set by Balázs Horesnyi resulted in a superproduction.
The cast features top singers of the Opera. Major roles are originated by Eszter Sümegi, Szilvia Rálik, Ildikó Komlósi (who sang the role at the Metropolitan Opera before) and István Kovácsházi. International guest star Heiko Trinsinger joins them to cirtical acclaim. The Orchestra and Choir of the Hungarian State Opera are conducted by Péter Halász.
Further dates: 28, 31 May and 1 June.