Opera

Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Jones (stage director), Robin Ticciati (conductor) — With Kate Royal (The Marschallin), Tara Erraught (Octavian), Lars Woldt (Baron Ochs), Teodora Gheorghiu (Sophie) ...

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Cast

Richard Jones — Stage director
Paul Steinberg — Set designer
Nicky Gillibrand — Costume designer
Sarah Fahie — Movement director
Mimi Jordan Sherin — Lighting designer
Tara Erraught — Octavian
Kate Royal — The Marschallin
Lars Woldt — Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau
Gwynne Howell — Notary
Christopher Gillett — Valzacchi
Andrej Dunaev — Italian singer
Helene Schneiderman — Annina
Michael Kraus — Faninal
Miranda Keys — Marianne Leitmetzerin
Teodora Gheorghiu — Sophie von Faninal
Robert Wörle — Innkeeper
Scott Conner — Police inspector

Program notes

One of the most celebrated and widely beloved of all comic operas, Richard Strauss's bawdy, uproarious Der Rosenkavalier feels fresher than ever in this impeccable 2014 staging by provocative director Richard Jones at the Glyndebourne Festival. Jones sets the action in vibrantly colorful 1950s decor, with eye-catching sets by Paul Steinberg and stylish costumes by Nicky Gillibrand that give a "magnificent and witty" impression (The Guardian).

The vocal cast is impeccable, led by the excellent Kate Royal as the Marschallin and the "ardent and appealing" Tara Erraught in the pants role of her younger lover Octavian, her voice "rich with dark glints and bright promise." As Baron Ochs and Sophie von Faninal, who round out our amorous quadrangle, Lars Woldt and Teodora Gheorghiu are note-perfect, bringing poise and presence to the stage. Strauss's raucous score bounces and beguiles in the hands of the London Philharmonic Orchestra under 31-year-old Robin Ticciati, then just beginning his lauded run as music director of the prestigious festival.

This production contains nudity; viewer discretion is advised.

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Directed by:
François Roussillon
Venue: Glyndebourne (Lewes, Great Britain)
Production date: 2014
Duration: 3 h 10 min
Production: © Glyndebourne - François Roussillon et Associés - Mezzo
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR, KO, De
Resolution: Full HD

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