The daughter of the Emperor of the Spirit Realm turned from a gazelle into a beautiful girl. Hunter and prey fell in love with each other: the fairy girl became the Empress of the Southeastern Islands. Since then, light has penetrated her body as if she were of glass: a spirit trapped in the world of humans. If she cannot obtain her shadow, the Emperor will turn into stone…Conceived at wartime, this tale is about humanity, self-sacrifice and the appreciation of happiness.
The Opera's production was staged by the famous Hungarian director János Szikora.