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    Yannick Nézet‐Séguin © Marco Borggreve

The Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

About the Event

Indulge in the ultimate musical luxury at New York's Metropolitan Opera. Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier or — The Knight of the Rose — is one of opera's most luscious, elegant scores.

Set in an idealised Vienna at the height of the Austro‐Hungarian Empire, the worldy‐wise Marschallin acknowledges that love comes in many forms, ceding her young paramour, Count Octavian, to the youthful heiress Sophie, herself eager to escape a proposed union with the boorish Baron Ochs.

A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy, Der Rosenkavalier. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aging Marschallin, opposite mezzo‐soprano Isabel Leonard as her lover Octavian and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Bass Günther Groissböck returns as the churlish Baron Ochs, and Markus Brück is Sophie’s wealthy father, Faninal. Maestro Simone Young takes the Met podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin‐de‐sie`cle staging.

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

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