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ROSENKAVALIER, DER

Renée Fleming and Susan Graham in Richard Strauss' comic masterpiece of love and intrigue

This production of Strauss’s most sumptuous work by director Nathaniel Merrill and designer Robert O’Hearn is almost as beloved as the opera itself. It perfectly captures the glittering never-land of rococco Vienna the way the Viennese—and the rest of the world—wish it had been, and it’s the ideal setting for an adult comedy of love and errors. Susan Graham is the aristocratic young Octavian, torn between two women: Renée Fleming as the Marschallin, the mature woman who understands that one day Octavian must leave her; and Christine Schäfer as Sophie, the young girl who unexpectedly captures his heart. Kristinn Sigmundsson is the lecherous Baron Ochs who sets the whirling plot in motion, and Edo de Waart conducts.

Composer
Richard Strauss
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Edo de Waart
Singers
Kristinn Sigmundsson, Thomas Allen, Eric Cutler, Susan Graham, Christine Schäfer, Renée Fleming
Production
Nathaniel Merrill
TV Director
Barbara Willis Sweete
Year
2010
Duration
03:18:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera