Der Rosenkavalier

Music Richard Strauss → Komödie für Musik in drei Akten

07. April 2022
2 intermissions
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10. April 2022
2 intermissions
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13. April 2022
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17. April 2022
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Cast 21.03.2019

Conductor Adam Fischer
Director Otto Schenk
Set design Rudolf Heinrich
Costume Design Erni Kniepert
Feldmarschallin Adrianne Pieczonka
Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau Peter Rose
Octavian Stephanie Houtzeel
Sophie Chen Reiss
Faninal Markus Eiche
Leitmetzerin Caroline Wenborne
Valzacchi Michael Laurenz
Annina Ulrike Helzel
Polizeikommissar Alexandru Moisiuc
Haushofmeister bei der Marschallin Wolfram Igor Derntl
Haushofmeister bei Faninal Peter Jelosits
Notar Marcus Pelz
Sänger Benjamin Bruns
Modistin Mariam Battistelli
Wirt Jörg Schneider


With »Der Rosenkavalier«, first performed in 1911, Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal succeeded in creating unique moments in the history of opera: from the monologues of the Marschallin to the presentation of the roses and the sublime final trio. The atmosphere of an invented Vienna set in Maria Theresia’s time was less intended to invite sentimental retrospection than to allow a glimpse into the kaleidoscope of human, even broken, worlds of feeling. In Vienna, »Rosenkavalier« is one of the central items of the repertoire, to which the great interpreters on the conductor's podium have continuously devoted themselves. This is clearly seen, for example, in the current production, which premiered in 1968 under Leonard Bernstein. Philippe Jordan, who has a high affinity to the Strauss repertoire, has already conducted a new staging of »Rosenkavalier« at the Vienna State Opera and has conducted the opera in Milan, Berlin and Paris. As the musical director of the Vienna State Opera, he will now musically stage the work once again and conduct it in two series with an exquisite cast of singers.