MET in HD STRAUSS’s Der Rosenkavalier

May 14, 2017 1:00 pm

Tentative run time: 4.12.

 

A free talk about this opera will be given by Scott Morrison in the studio on the lower level at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time).

 

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score