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Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Glyndebourne Festival 2014
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
Robin Ticciati conductor
Kate Royal The Marschallin
Tara Erraught Octavian
Lars Woldt Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau
Teodora Gheorghiu Sophie
Michael Kraus Herr von Faninal
Miranda Keys Marianne Leitmetzerin
Christopher Gillett Valzacchi
Helene Schneiderman Annina
Gwynne Howell Notary
Andrej Dunaev Italian Singer
Robert Wörle Innkeeper
Scott Conner Police Commissioner
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus
The married, middle-aged Marschallin chooses her young lover Octavian as Rose Cavalier, bearer of the ceremonial silver rose to Sophie, the teenage ﬁancée of Baron Ochs, the Marschallin’s crude country cousin. But Octavian and Sophie fall in love at ﬁrst sight, setting off a chain of boisterous comic intrigues that gradually yield to a bittersweet meditation on the evanescence of love and time.
The opera’s hero – the Rose Cavalier – was modelled on Mozart’s Cherubino and tailored ‘for a graceful girl dressed up as a man,’ as Hofmannsthal wrote. Poised between youth and maturity, Octavian’s voice hovers between soprano and mezzo, that timbre so perfect at embodying adolescence and androgyny. Strauss, famously enamoured of the female voice, lavished his most sumptuous music on Octavian and the two sopranos who complete the Rosenkavalier love triangle. Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught makes her role debut as Octavian, while Kate Royal, who began her career in the Glyndebourne Chorus, returns in her role debut as the Marschallin, and Teodora Gheorghiu makes her Glyndebourne debut as Sophie.
A new production for the 2014 Festival
Sung in German with English supertitles
Supported by The Monument Trust
Filming sponsored by The Gidlow-Jackson Family
By kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd
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