18 Jun 2017

STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier

From Opera On Sunday, 6:00 pm on 18 June 2017
Scene from Der Rosenkavalier

Scene from Der Rosenkavalier Photo: Kristian Schuller/Metropolitan Opera

Sunday 18 June at 6.00pm on RNZ Concert

STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier

A comic opera in three acts with a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Conscious of the difference in age between herself and her young lover Octavian, the aristocratic Marschallin muses over the passing of time, growing old and the inconstancy of men.

Marschallin.................. Renée Fleming

Octavian...................... Elīna Garanča

Sophie.......................... Erin Morley

Baron Ochs.................. Günther Groissböck

Faninal......................... Marcus Brück

Italian Singer............... Matthew Polenzani

Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orch/Sebastian Weigle (EBU)

Renée Fleming, Erin Morley and Elīna Garanča sing an excerpt of the final trio, from the final dress rehearsal.

Synopsis of Der Rosenkavalier