Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Der Rosenkavalier at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Der Rosenkavalier at Lyric Opera of Chicago

by Richard Strauss

In German with projected English titles 

It's exactly what you want a Strauss opera to be — deliciously extravagant!

Can the elegantly alluring Marschallin find lasting happiness with her lover Octavian, who's half her age? Does the hot-blooded Baron really think his exalted position guarantees that young Sophie will be his wife? All bets are off when Sophie receives an engagement rose from the Baron — delivered by the devastatingly handsome Octavian. Love, sex, fidelity, and aging are delicately explored in a masterwork that artfully blends laugh-out-loud humor with insightful poignancy. 

Der Rosenkavalier is a grand event with more than 100 musicians, famous waltzes, and ravishing performances in store from Alice CooteSophie Koch, and Amanda Majeski — glorious singing actresses who have each triumphed at Lyric and internationally. And treat yourself to two eagerly awaited Lyric debuts: celebrated British bass Matthew Rose and silver-voiced German soprano Christina Landshamer.


Performance running time: 4 hours 5 minutes with 2 intermissions
- See more at: https://www.lyricopera.org/concertstickets/calendar/2015-2016/productions/lyricopera/der-rosenkavalier#sthash.WBRsY72t.dpuf

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