Der Rosenkavalier Tickets
Richard Strauss may have made his mark as the composer of classical operas, Die Frau ohne Schatten and Salome just to name a few. However, contemporary audiences would recognize this artist’s brilliance in the opening scene of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey. The first 22 bars of Also Sprach Zarathustra set the scene for one of the most memorable sci fi movies in history. Even though Strauss would not be alive to witness the impact his composition had on the movie’s narrative, it introduced audiences all over the world to a truly remarkable composer. For those who are looking to enjoy a classical fun night out with friends and family, then you may want to grab some Der Rosenkavalier tickets.
Der Rosenkavalier Tickets
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Strauss was a German composer whose, in addition to operas, tone poems and instrumentals were equally memorable. One such opera is being performed at the Metropolitan Opera at the Lincoln Center.
Behind the Opera
Der Rosenkavalier tells the story of love and the entanglements it often accompanies. Set between four characters, Der Rosenkavalier presents a comedy of falling in love, the realization of time passing and the inevitability of growing old. Sometimes called The Knight of the Rose or the Rose Bearer for English speaking audiences, Der Rosenkavalier premiered in Dresden in 1911. Produced by Max Reinhardt and under the baton of Ernst Von Schuch, the opera did wonders for soprano Margarethe Siems’s career.
Der Rosenkavalier was received warmly by both critics and audiences. The tickets for the premier were sold out immediately and the opera also turned out to be a financial success. The success in Dresden allowed the opera to premiere internationally almost immediately with the first stop in Italy. Italy came calling only two months after its premier in Dresden. This was followed by a premier in the United Kingdom at the Royal Opera House in 1913 and after that the next stop was the United States.
Set in Vienna in the 1740s during the start of the reign of Empress Maria Theresa, Der Rosenkavalier tells the story of four main characters, the aristocratic Marchallin performed in soprano, Count Octavian Rofrano perform in mezzo soprano, Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau in bass and Sophie von Faninal in soprano again. These characters are played by Renee Fleming, Elina Garanca, Erin Morley & Kathleen Kim as Sophie Marcus Bruck and Gunther Groissbock. Conducted by Sebastian Weigle, Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera will be performed in German. Met titles will be available in English and Spanish. As it is a three act performance, the opera will have a thirty minute intermission after each act. The estimated duration of the opera is four hours and twelve minutes.
The story revolves around a middle aged wise woman whose time has come to move on from her young lover. Der Rosenkavalier is a story of realization and coming to terms with the eventuality of time and its effect on its travelers. The opera, even though light hearted, touches upon a wide range of human emotions. It starts off with comedy, bittersweet nostalgia, drama with underlying philosophy and social commentary. The opera is accompanied by Strauss’s score, with Mozart and Wagner elevating the performance.
Reviews on Der Rosenkavalier
Fresh off from the Royal Opera House in London, the Financial Times called Renee Fleming’s performance ‘Handsome’. The American opera and soprano singer confirmed that it was going to be her last performance in London which she wrapped up in January 2017. In addition to being an accomplished opera singer, Fleming has also performed at Super Bowl XLVII and at the Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in 2009. The Telegraph called the Der Rosenkavalier performance at the Royal Opera House ‘a much needed hit for Convent Garden’. The Independent gave the performance four stars with ‘outstanding performances’ all around. With the Der Rosenkavalier performances scheduled to start from April 13 through June 10, 2017, anyone who’s interested in a polished performance must get Der Rosenkavalier tickets before they sell out.
The Royal Opera House performance of Der Rosenkavalier was bittersweet for Fleming. As mentioned earlier, this was to be her last performance at the Royal Opera House. To mark her departure, after the performance, she graced the audience with a second slow bow and in doing so touched the stage floor. Perhaps a confirmation of her exit, the gesture also testified her respect for the opera she served and the hallowed ground she stood upon. The US audience will have the opportunity to witness this artist in April.