Counting all available fingers and toes, the Vienna Opera reckons its coming performance of Richard Strauss’s masterpiece on March 21 will be the 1,000th in its history.
Adrianne Pieczonka will sing the Marschallin, Peter Rose is Ochs, Stephanie Houtzeel plays Octavian, Chen Reiss is Sophie and Markus Eiche Faninal. Adam Fischer conducts.
The opera’s Austrian premiere was given by the company on April 8, 1911 with Marie Gutheil-Schoder as Octavian and Richard Mayr as Baron Ochs. Ernst von Schuch conducted.