Opera of the Week – Der Rosenkavalier from Garsington

Opera of the Week – Der Rosenkavalier from Garsington


norman lebrecht

October 29, 2021

Opera Saturday night 30th October – Der Rosenkavalier at Garsington

Exquisite music, poignant comedy and fairy tale romance: Der Rosenkavalier has it all. For its Garsington premiere, Bruno Ravella transposes what is perhaps  Richard Strauss’s most famous opera to the glamorous 1950s. Jordan de Souza conducts the excellent Philharmonia Orchestra and a bravura cast  with Miah Persson as the Marschallin, Hanna Hipp as Octavian (Quinquin), Madison Leonard as Sophie von Faninal and Derrick Ballard as Baron Ochs.

This performance from Garsington Opera is a co-production with Irish National Opera and Santa Fe Opera.

Available to view Saturday  30th October  at 19.00 CET 18.00 London and  13.00 NY



  • John Dalkas says:

    Link to streaming of performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIecFMGfRI8

  • John Borstlap says:

    Changing the time period context inevitably gravely distorts much of plot and text, which have been carefully written by Von Hofmannsthal to be historically accurate in terms of style and mindset. Also the music with its many quasi-18th century references becomes unrelated to what the audience sees. The fifties of the last century are an entirely different planet. It’s a compunctuous violation of the original…