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Opera

Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss

Presentation

‘Time is a strange thing. If you just live your life, it’s absolutely nothing. But then, all of a sudden, it’s all you notice.’

The mystery of time resonates throughout Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s highly spiritual and nostalgia-filled libretto, for which Richard Strauss – known until then as the avant-garde composer of Salome and Elektra – took a step back in time to the Vienna of the 18th century. Waltzing in neoclassical style, with sublime vocal lyricism and a refined orchestral palette, this work looks from a Mozartian perspective, but with psychoanalytic precision, at the universality of love and at humankind in all its grandeur and pettiness. Director Damiano Michieletto sets this contemplation of the human psyche in a dreamworld, while Strauss’s wonderful score – one of the most refined in the entire repertoire – can fully blossom in the hands of conductor Alain Altinoglu. 

Cast
Cast

ConductorALAIN ALTINOGLU
DirectorDAMIANO MICHIELETTO
Set designPAOLO FANTIN
CostumesAGOSTINO CAVALCA
LightingALESSANDRO CARLETTI
DramaturgyELISA ZANINOTTO
Chorus MasterCHRISTOPH HEIL

Die Feldmarschallin Fürstin WerdenbergSALLY MATTHEWS
JULIA KLEITER (JUN 16, 19, 23, 26)

Der Baron Ochs auf LerchenauMATTHEW ROSE
MARTIN WINKLER (JUN 16, 19, 23, 26)

OctavianMICHÈLE LOSIER
JULIE BOULIANNE (JUN 16, 19, 23, 26)

Herr von FaninalDIETRICH HENSCHEL
SophieELENA SANCHO-PEREG
ILSE EERENS (JUN 16, 19, 23, 26)

Jungfer Marianne LeitmetzerinSABINE HOGREFE
ValzacchiYVES SAELENS
AnninaCAROLE WILSON
Ein Polizeikommissar / Ein NotarALEXANDER VASSILIEV
Ein SängerIVÁN AYÓN RIVAS
Der Haushofmeister bei FaninalALEJANDRO FONTE
Drei adlige WaisenANNELIES KERSTENS, MARTA BERETTA, MARIE VIROT
Eine ModistinLISA WILLEMS (Soloist MM Academy)
Ein TierhändlerALAIN-PIERRE WINGELINCKX

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
MM Academy & La Monnaie's Children's and Youth Chorus, led by Benoît Giaux

ProductionLA MONNAIE / DE MUNT
Co-productionTEATRO COMUNALE DI BOLOGNA
With the support ofLOTERIE NATIONALE

Agenda

Agenda