From 16 March, Norwegian Opera & Ballet: A bittersweet encounter between young love and mature melancholy
Experience Richard Strauss’s classic opera, featuring love and comedy, powerful emotions and powerful music!
The curtain rises to the afterglow of a lover’s night, where the Marschallin, Princess Werdenberg, bids farewell to her young lover Octavian. Baron von Ochs asks her if she knows of any nobleman who could deliver a silver rose to his intended, the young Sophie, and thus commence wooing her. The princess suggests Octavian. But when he meets Sophie, they fall so madly in love that nothing can come between them. Behind stands the mature woman, who realises that she has to let go of her lover, her dream and beautiful youth itself.
The opera plays with ridiculous complications, intrigues, social class, gender roles, and the erotic, against seductive waltzes and minuets. At the same time, Der Rosenkavalier is a play on sincerity and genuine emotions, with deeper psychological layers beneath dreams and musical triads.
The renowned opera director Sir David McVicar has created the set design and the production has received public and critical acclaim at a number of British opera houses.
Music: Richard Strauss
Libretto: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Musical direction: Joana Mallwitz
Direction and scenography: Sir David McVicar
Performers: Operakoret, Operaorkestret, Barnekoret
Performed in German with Norwegian and English subtitles.
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