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Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 12:30pm
Renée Fleming as the Marschallin in Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier." Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Taken during the rehearsal on October 6, 2009 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

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by Richard Strauss

Live in HD from New York’s Metropolitan Opera
Set in mid-18thcentury Vienna, the Marschallin, in the absence of her husband, is having an affair with Octavian, an attractive young count. The Marschallin’s boorish cousin, Baron Ochs, hopes to ensnare Sophie, the lovely daughter of a nouveau riche gentleman and sends Octavian to offer Sophie a silver rose. But, when Octavian arrives to present the rose, he and Sophie fall in love at first sight. After various complications, the ardor of youth wins out.

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

Run time: 4 hours, 12 minutes

Tickets: $23.00, Students $10.00
The above price includes BIF, box office service fees and HST if applicable.
It does not include online service fees.