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Richard Strauss - DER ROSENKAVALIER

Author: Clasart Classic

One of today’s most exhilarating talents, Lise Davidsen, takes the stage as the Marschallin in Strauss’s most popular opera.

  • Samantha Hankey as Octavian and Lise Davidsen as the Marschallin in Strauss's DER ROSENKAVALIER | Copyright: © Ken Howard / Met Opera

    Samantha Hankey as Octavian and Lise Davidsen as the Marschallin in Strauss's DER ROSENKAVALIER © Ken Howard / Met Opera

A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy: Internationally renowned Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen – who burst onto the Met scene in 2019 with her debut as Lisa in Tchaikovsky’s THE QUEEN OF SPADES and has, in the years since, given career-defining performances in soaring roles by Wagner and Strauss – stars as the Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as her lover, Octavian, and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Bass Günther Groissböck offers a larger-than-life portrayal of Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau, the outlandish nobleman lusting after every woman in sight, and Brian Mulligan is Sophie’s wealthy father, Faninal. Maestro Simone Young leads a buoyant account of Strauss’s beloved score, which incorporates Viennese waltzes, raucous comedy, and the composer’s characteristically vivid palette of orchestral color. Robert Carsen’s entertaining and insightful production updates the action from the mid-18th century to 1911, the year of the opera’s premiere, and was inspired by architects and designers of the Vienna Secession.

“Five stars for DER ROSENKAVALIER at the Met … Lise Davidsen unleashes opulent sound” (Financial Times)

Production Company The Metropolitan Opera
Production year 2023
Duration 230min.
Composer Richard Strauss
Orchestra / Band The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor Simone Young
Stage Director Robert Carsen
Soloist Lise Davidsen
Soloist Erin Morley
Soloist Samantha Hankey
Soloist Günther Groissböck

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