An NCPA-The Metropolitan Opera (New York) Presentation
The opera has four main characters: the aristocratic Marschallin, her very young lover Count Octavian Rofrano, her coarse cousin Baron Ochs and Ochs's prospective fiancée Sophie von Faninal, the daughter of a rich bourgeois. At the Marschallin's suggestion Ochs gets Octavian to act as his Rosenkavalier and present the ceremonial silver rose to Sophie. But when Octavian meets Sophie they fall in love at first sight. Although a comic opera, Der Rosenkavalier also operates at a deeper level. Conscious of the difference in age between herself and Octavian, the Marschallin muses in bittersweet fashion over the passing of time, growing old and men's inconstancy.
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Production: Robert Carsen
Cast: Renée Fleming, El?na Garan?a, Erin Morley, Matthew Polenzani, Marcus Brück & Günther Groissböck
Box Office: 26th April for Members & 29th April for Public