A timeless production of Strauss’s operatic masterpiece
Moving through history in a sequence of striking sets, Richard Jones’s colourful production returns with an exciting new cast.
The Marschallin adores her lover Octavian. But, at nearly 20 years his senior, she knows that their affair cannot last. So when Octavian meets the beautiful Sophie, she must find a way to let him go. Can she keep Sophie from the clutches of her boorish cousin, the libidinous Baron Ochs, and ensure that young love is triumphant?
A musical fantasy
One of opera’s great romantic comedies, Der Rosenkavalier is a musical fantasy that tempers sweetness with satirical wit, farce with philosophy, humour with pathos. Brimming with youthful energy and passion, carried along on the lilting rhythms of the waltz, the voluptuous score paints a gilded vision of a fairytale Vienna. Romance is woven through every bar of a lyrical masterpiece that celebrates a world on the brink of change. From the opening aria to the ecstatic closing trio, Strauss’s opera glitters as brightly as the silver rose at its heart.
Richard Jones’s elegantly colourful production returns with an exciting new cast led by our original Marschallin soprano Kate Royal, conducted by Glyndebourne’s music director Robin Ticciati.
A revival of the Festival 2014 production. Sung in German with English supertitles.
Important dates for Festival 2018
Friday 1 December 2017
Priority booking for Glyndebourne Festival Society Members
Monday 15 January 2018
Priority booking for Glyndebourne Associate Members
Priority booking for Glyndebourne Under 30s
Sunday 4 March 2018
Public booking opens at 6.00pm
Saturday 19 May 2018
Festival 2018 opens
Der Rosenkavalier is supported by The Monument Trust
Cast and creative team
Conductor Robin Ticciati
Director Richard Jones
Set Designer Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer Nicky Gillibrand
Movement Director Sarah Fahie
Lighting Designer Mimi Jordan Sherin
The Marschallin Kate Royal
Octavian Kate Lindsey
Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau Brindley Sherratt
Sophie Erin Morley
Herr von Faninal Michael Kraus
Valzacchi Alun Rhys-Jenkins
Annina Stephanie Lauricella
Marianne Leitmetzerin Gabriele Rossmanith
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Shadric Toop painted collage/original photography Bill Cooper