That terrible disappointment this first installment on Blu-Ray of the magnificent opera by Richard Strauss "Die Frau Ohne Schatten".
A little history of how it went by entering in this work, those who want only the opinion of this Blu-Ray version, skip the next paragraph.
It is an opera that I love for many years back when I buy my first Wolfgang Sawallisch audio version, with Birgit Nilsson and Dietrich Fischer Dieskau, the hurt of this "live" version is that it has a poor audio. Therefore purchase Giuseppe Sinopoli for Teldec, it was then where I could enjoy all the magnificence of this monumental work, both the music of Strauss as the drama of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, to date this is the version that I would have the first option, however you have some cuts. As my interest for the work was great buy the Sir Georg Solti (uncut version) audio version, great! With the arrival of new vision systems not endurance the temptation to see the opera and buy the Solti DVD version, a genuine wonder!
The staging of Christof Loy, is more disappointing that you can imagine. Simply all the opera develops as if the singers were in a recording studio, therefore there is no scenery of any kind, destroying all the purposes of the drama of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, all with neckties and portfolios point. That hurts... hope that very soon there is another installment in Blu-Ray of this work. The only pleasure is the see and hear Anne Schwanewilms, that shame that in this production she not can develop their potential great actress that has, evidenced in the Rosenkavalier in Blu-Ray.
At the moment I would recommend. If you want to see the opera: Solti on DVD (Decca), to only hear Sinopoli (Teldec).
Christof Loy, go and take a shower and look for a new job.