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Der Rosenkavalier

Music Richard Strauss Text Hugo von Hofmannsthal
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Cast 26.12.2022

Conductor Philippe Jordan
Production Otto Schenk
Stage Design Rudolf Heinrich
Costume Design Erni Kniepert
Feldmarschallin Krassimira Stoyanova
Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau Günther Groissböck
Octavian Kate Lindsey
Herr von Faninal Adrian Eröd
Sophie Vera-Lotte Boecker
Ein Sänger Angel Romero
Leitmetzerin Regine Hangler
Valzacchi Thomas Ebenstein
Annina Monika Bohinec
Polizeikommissar Wolfgang Bankl
Haushofmeister bei Faninal Hiroshi Amako
Notar Marcus Pelz
Modistin Miriam Kutrowatz
Wirt Daniel Jenz

Details

PLOT

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.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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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