By Richard Strauss
- Language - In German with projected English titles
- Running Time - 4 hours 5 minutes with 2 intermissions
It's exactly what you want a Strauss opera to be — deliciously extravagant!
Can the elegantly alluring Marschallin find lasting happiness with her lover Octavian, who's half her age? Does the hot-blooded Baron really think his exalted position guarantees that young Sophie will be his wife? All bets are off when Sophie receives an engagement rose from the Baron — delivered by the devastatingly handsome Octavian. Love, sex, fidelity, and aging are delicately explored in a masterwork that artfully blends laugh-out-loud humor with insightful poignancy.
Der Rosenkavalier is a grand event with more than 100 musicians, famous waltzes, and ravishing performances in store from Alice Coote, Sophie Koch, and Amanda Majeski — glorious singing actresses who have each triumphed at Lyric and internationally. And treat yourself to two eagerly awaited Lyric debuts: celebrated British bass Matthew Rose and silver-voiced German soprano Christina Landshamer.
by Richard Strauss
Warner Classics – Schwarzkopf, Ludwig, cond. Karajan
“Hab mir’s gelobt”
Der Rosenkavalier Synopsis
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Meet The Artists
Octavian (Feb 8-20)
Octavian (Mar 4-13)
Marschallin’s Major Domo
Faninal’s Major Dom
Anthony Clark Evans