LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO
- by Richard Strauss
- In German with projected English titles
- front page photo credit: Cory Weaver
It’s exactly what you want a Strauss opera to be — deliciously extravagant!
Can the elegantly alluring Marschallin find lasting happiness with her lover Octavian, who’s half her age? Does the hot-blooded Baron really think his exalted position guarantees that young Sophie will be his wife? All bets are off when Sophie receives an engagement rose from the Baron — delivered by the devastatingly handsome Octavian.
Love, sex, fidelity, and aging are delicately explored in a masterwork that artfully blends laugh-out-loud humor with insightful poignancy. Der Rosenkavalier is a grand event with more than 100 musicians, famous waltzes, and ravishing performances in store from Alice Coote, Sophie Koch, and Amanda Majeski — glorious singing actresses who have each triumphed at Lyric and internationally. And treat yourself to two eagerly awaited Lyric debuts: celebrated British bass Matthew Rose and silver-voiced German soprano Christina Landshamer.
Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by an Anonymous Donor andMr. & Mrs. Dietrich M. Gross.
Production owned by Bavarian State Opera.
Octavian (Feb 8-20)
Octavian (Mar 4-13)
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