Why Der Rosenkavalier Is Strauss’ Best

 

The Silver Rose used in the Vienna premiere of Der Rosenkavalier in 1911.

The Silver Rose used in the Vienna premiere of Der Rosenkavalier in 1911.

Thespian Simon Callow believes that Der Rosenkavalier is Richard Strauss’ most successful opera.

“The stage throngs with action, comic intrigues, genre scenes, farce, double cross-dressing, but …..it hinges on moments of the most sublime stillness: the Marschallin’s meditation on time in the first act, the presentation of the silver rose in the second, and that final trio.”

Read the full feature in The Guardian.

 
Posted on July 27, 2014 @ 22.01
 

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