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DER ROSENKAVALIER
(The Knight of the Rose)

Richard Strauss
1864 - 1949
Opera in three acts
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
First performed January 26th 1911, Royal Opera House, Dresden
Sung in German with German surtitles

About the work

The pain-wracked dissonances in Elektra and dream music in the fairy tale-like rose scene in Der Rosenkavalier seem worlds apart. But, almost exactly to the day, only two years separated the world premieres of both masterpieces. The original title of Der Rosenkavalier was Ochs von Lerchenau ! The work is full of comedy, tinged with tragedy. The melancholy of loneliness can be sensed behind the jolly Viennese waltzes. We realise that it is pointless to try and stop the clocks in the middle of sleepless nights, trying to defy the unstoppable. We discover, in shock, the deep conflicts between our inner perception of time and its stubborn, onward marching outside. Nevertheless, so Marie Therese, the Feldmarschallin and Countess of Werdenberg teaches us, one should not fear it because time, too, is »a creation of the father, who made us all«. This was Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal's second, and most successful opera.
Performances

Thursday 04.06.2015 18:00 h

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Cast

Conductor
Sebastian Weigle
Director
Claus Guth
Stage and Costume Designer
Christian Schmidt
Lighting Designer
Olaf Winter
Dramaturge
Norbert Abels
Chorus Master
Tilman Michael

Die Feldmarschallin Fürstin Werdenberg
Amanda Majeski
Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau
Clive Bayley
Octavian
Paula Murrihy
Herr von Faninal
Dietrich Volle
Sophie
Christiane Karg
Marianne Leitmetzerin
Barbara Zechmeister
Valzacchi
Peter Marsh
Annina
Sharon Carty
Ein Polizeikommisär
Kihwan Sim
Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal
Michael McCown
Ein Notar
Franz Mayer
Ein Wirt
Hans-Jürgen Lazar
Ein Sänger
Mario Chang

Oper Frankfurt's Orchestra

 
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