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Der Rosenkavalier

on April 19, 2020
This is the page for the performance on April 19, 2020.
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Music Richard Strauss → Komödie für Musik in drei Akten

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21. March 2024
18.00 - 22.15
2 intermissions
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25. March 2024
18.00 - 22.15
2 intermissions
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27. March 2024
18.00 - 22.15
2 intermissions
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30. March 2024
18.00 - 22.15
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Cast 19.04.2020

Conductor Alain Altinoglu
Director Otto Schenk
Set design Rudolf Heinrich
Costume Design Erni Kniepert
Feldmarschallin Camilla Nylund
Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau Wolfgang Bankl
Octavian Sophie Koch
Sophie Chen Reiss



The Marschallin has spent a night with her young lover Octavian. The morning get-together is disturbed by Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau. He asks the Marschallin for a suitable candidate to deliver a silver rose to his young bride Sophie, daughter of the newly ennobled, rich Lord of Faninal. The Marschallin proposes Octavian. Melancholically, she muses on the transience of life. With a »light heart and light hands« she wants to let Octavian go...
When he meets Sophie, he falls in love with her. Sophie, who does not want to marry the unattractive Ochs, feels the same for Octavian. But only after a trap has been set for Baron Ochs and he has become unacceptable as a future husband, does Sophie and Octavian's love happiness seem assured. Especially since the Marschallin remains true to herself and, albeit with a heavy heart, lets Octavian go.


With Rosenkavalier, which premiered in 1911, Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal succeeded in creating unique moments in opera history: from the monologues of the Marschallin to the presentation of the roses to the transfigured final trio. The color of an invented Theresian Vienna was not so much intended to invite sentimental retrospection as to allow a glimpse into the kaleidoscope of human, even fractured, worlds of feeling. In Vienna, Der Rosenkavalier is part of the central repertoire, to which the great interpreters at the conductor's podium have always devoted themselves. This can be seen, for example, in the current production, which premiered in 1968 under Leonard Bernstein. 


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