The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

Genre:  Comedy, Musical, Other | Running Time:  285 min.
In theatres: May 13, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.29
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Cast: Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Christine Schäfer, Eric Cutler, Thomas Allen, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Elina Garanca, Matthew Polenzani


Strauss's comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th-century Vienna stars Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Elīna Garanča in the trouser role of her young lover. In his new production, Robert Carsen places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly beautiful score.

Sung in German with Met titles in English, German and Spanish.

Live performance in select theaters on May 13, 2017. Encore Performances: June 17, 19, and 21, 2017.

Director: Robert Carsen
Studio: The Metropolitan Opera
Producer(s): Nathaniel Merrill
Screenplay: Richard Strauss

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  • 5 stars "We enjoyed HD Movie of this opera while visiting New Zealand and would like to obtain DVD with Renee Fleming, Sarah Graham in leading roles."
  • 5 stars "I LOVED IT!"
  • 4 stars "Fleming superb. Graham excellent and well cast for the role, Schafer while an excellent singer is not an actress . How lucky we are to see the Met from such good seats! Alan Badgery"
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