Richard Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier

Comedy for music in three acts [1911]
German
4h 15m incl. 2 intermissions
Ainārs Rubiķis, the new general music director of the Komische Oper Berlin, conducts Strauss’ masterpiece on love and transience. Time marches inexorably onwards – not past us, but through us. Love is suddenly no longer young but inappropriate. Outrageous presumptions, protective ruses and lonely battles leave their scars on a youthful, loving couple, a mature field marshal and a crude baron.
»This evening is sensational. It’s as if the entire tired city is suddenly dancing the waltz; as if the scales have fallen from its and our eyes to see what we have always known but never dared believe in.« [Der Tagesspiegel]
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal [1911]

In the repertoire since 2 april 2006

Crew

Musical direction
Staging
Co-director
Werner Sauer
Costumes
Gideon Davey
Dramaturgy
Antje Kaiser
Children’s choir
Light
Franck Evin

Cast

Die Feldmarschallin Fürstin Werdenberg
Der Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau
Octavian
Herr von Faninal
Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin
Valzacchi
Annina
Michaela Selinger
Ein Polizeikommissar
Der Haushofmeister bei der Feldmarschallin / Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal
Ein Notar
Ein Wirt
Ein Sänger
Chorsolisten Komischen Oper Berlin
Children's Choir Komische Oper Berlin