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May. 15 2016

07/02/16 – Der Rosenkavalier – 1PM

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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.

 

Starring

  • Sophie Koch

    Octavian (Feb 8-20)

    Sophie Koch

  • Alice Coote

    Octavian (Mar 4-13)

    Alice Coote

  • Amanda Majeski

    Marschallin

    Amanda Majeski

  • Matthew Rose

    Baron Ochs

    Matthew Rose

– See more at: http://www.lyricopera.org/rosenkavalier/#sthash.AH4c6JzB.dpuf

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