Opera Cheat Sheet

Opera Cheat Sheet: Die Frau ohne Schatten

This week’s OCS!  Here’s our quick, lighthearted overview of Richard Strauss’ celebration of the beauty of humanity, Die Frau ohne Schatten, (The Woman Without a Shadow) which is this week’s Metropolitan Opera performance airing Saturday at noon.


In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7’s program director, St.John Flynn, and opera expert Eric Skelly, discuss Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten, a magical story of a half-mortal Empress who must find a shadow to avoid having to leave her husband and her life on earth to return to the spirit world.  You can hear the Met Opera performance of Die Frau ohne Schatten Saturday at noon here on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.



St. John Flynn

St. John Flynn

Arts & Culture Director

Born and raised in Coventry, England, St. John received his B.A. (with honors) in French from the University of Liverpool.He lived and worked in France for two years before coming to the U.S. in 1986 to attend graduate school at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens. He worked as...

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