Classic Der Rosenkavalier with Kiri Te Kanawa
Opulent production by Oscar-winning John Schlesinger, filmed in 1985, marking the 25th anniversary of Sir Georg Solti's spectacular Covent Garden debut.
Der Rosenkavalier © C Zoe Dominic
Der Rosenkavalier © C Catherine Ashmore
A cast of operatic superstars brings Strauss’s dramatic opera to life in this classic recording. This opulent production by Oscar-winning film director John Schlesinger, filmed in 1985, marked the 25th anniversary of Sir Georg Solti's spectacular debut at Covent Garden, conducting this very opera. It also features Kiri Te Kanawa as The Marschallin, a performance of which The Financial Times said, "This deserves to be ranked...among her finest achievements."
Anne Howells gives a sensitive performance as the 'Knight of the Rose'; Aage Haugland is the roguish Baron Ochs, and the International Herald Tribune described American soprano, Barbara Bonney, as "...an enchantingly vulnerable Sophie, as lovely to hear...as she is to behold".
Recording date 1985
Duration 197 minutes
Audio format Dolby Digital Stereo
Video format 4:3
Director John Schlesinger
TV Director Brian Large
Distribution homevideo / DVD Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
Production Company Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation and NVC Arts, a Warner Music Group Company
Soloist Kiri Te Kanawa
Soloist Anne Howells
Soloist Aage Haugland
Conductor Sir Georg Solti
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