The Silent Woman (Die Schweigsame Frau) at Bard SummerScape

Opens July 22

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater


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 will be sung in German with English supertitles.

Event Schedule
July 22 at 6:30 pm
July 24 at 2:00 pm
July 27 at 2:00 pm
July 29 at 4:00 pm

July 31 at 2:00 pm

The July 22 and July 31 performances of The Silent Woman will be livestreamed. On the week of the performance—as well as one hour before start time—virtual livestream ticket holders will receive an email from Fisher Center Box Office which will include a private link to the livestream. Livestream tickets: $25, purchase here.


Opens July 22
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater


American Symphony Orchestra
Bard Festival Chorale
Conducted by Leon Botstein
Directed by Christian Räth