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At The Opera, Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, December 17, 2016

  

Der Rosenkavalier (in English: The Knight of the Rose) is a comic opera by Richard Strauss. The words (libretto) were especially written for the opera by the German poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

It was first performed in Dresden on January 26, 1911 and was an immediate success. It continues to be a very popular opera in opera houses all over the world and has been performed more often than any other German language 20th century opera.

The story is supposed to be happening in Vienna in the time of the Empress Maria Theresa (mid to late 18th century). The music and the words deliberately show the elegant life of aristocratic society of that time. For example: the title of the opera is about the silver rose which traditionally was sent by a bridegroom to his bride and was brought by a knight (the Knight of the Rose).

Cast:

Marchallin – Elizabeth Schwarzkopf

Baron Ochs – Otto Edelmann

Octavian – Christa Ludwig

Sofie – Teresa Stich-Randall

EMI – 1957

Herbert von Karajan - conductor

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:08pm
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier BUY Philharmonia; Herbert Von Karajan, conductor
11:00pm
11:43pm
Von Flotow: M'appari - BUY from Great Singers; composed by Von Flotow
11:47pm
Korngold: Gluck Das Mir Verblieb - Lotte Lehmann BUY from Great Singers; composed by Korngold
11:51pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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