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The knight of dreams and roses


The knight of dreams and roses Musica


Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier opened this year's season at Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino in Florence. It is a romantic story of an adult love affair set in Vienna at the beginning of the 18th century.

The main character, a princess in her late 30s, realises she has to let go of her 17-year-old lover, Count Octavian, because he will soon find a younger playmate. Soprano Angela Denoke has been playing this part all through her career. "The interesting part about this role is that you look at it differently during different stages of your life, because your views on life change," she told euronews. "Now that I am older I reflect more on life and possibly also think about death, that life is finite. Earlier I looked at this from a distance, now I am closer to this issue. "Naturally, in the part, the woman's situation is clearly defined and she is stuck in it. Me, on the other hand, I have the freedom in my own life to change elements, although I didn't really want this right now. But I do believe that I grew with this part and this allows me to I dive much deeper into it," she said.

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  • Venue: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence, Italy)
  • Production date: 2012
  • Duration: 4 min
  • Production: © Euronews
  • Available version(s): FR, EN

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