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Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

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Donald Macleod presents Richard Strauss's bittersweet comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, live from London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Der Rosenkavalier marked the beginning of Strauss's artistic partnerships with the playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and in this new production by Robert Carsen, soprano Renee Fleming steps into the role of the Marschallin. Mezzo Alice Coote stars as her young lover Octavian. Knowing their love will end, they plot together to save Sophie von Farinel - soprano Sophie Bevan - from a loveless marriage to the philandering Baron Ochs, sung tonight by the bass Matthew Rose. The Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House are conducted by Andris Nelsons, and Donald also discusses the opera with Viennese specialist Gavin Plumley. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier. Renee Fleming (soprano: Marschallin), Alice Coote (mezzo: Octavian), Sophie Bevan (soprano: Sophie von Faninal), Matthew Rose (bass: Baron Ochs), Jochen Schmeckenbecher (baritone: Faninal), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (bass: Valzacchi), Angela Simkin (mezzo: Annina), Giorgio Berrugi (tenor: Italian Singer), Samuel Sakker (tenor: Marschallin's Major Domo), Thomas Atkins (tenor: Faninal's Major Domo), Miranda Keys (soprano: Marianne), Alasdair Elliott (tenor: Innkeeper), Scott Conner (baritone: Police Inspector), Jeremy White (bass: Notary), Dominic Barrand (bass baritone: Lackey/Waiter), Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andris Nelsons.

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Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Rebecca Bean

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