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    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, 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


    Der Rosenkavalier is supported by The Monument Trust and a Syndicate of Individuals

  • Cast and creative team

    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

    Cast includes

    The Marschallin Rachel Willis-Sørensen (20 May – 2 June) / Michaela Kaune (8 June – 26 June)
    Octavian Kate Lindsey
    Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau Brindley Sherratt
    Sophie Erin Morley / Louise Alder (26 June)
    Herr von Faninal Michael Kraus
    Valzacchi Alun Rhys-Jenkins
    Annina Stephanie Lauricella
    Italian Singer Andrej Dunaev
    Marianne Leitmetzerin Gabriele Rossmanith

    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Glyndebourne Chorus

  • Dates and times

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    Performance schedule Gardens Performance Transport
    Date Open Start Short interval *Long interval Finish Train departs Victoria Post opera coach
    Sunday 20 May   1.00 3.20 4.40 5.55 8.25 11.47 8.55
    Thursday 24 May   2.00 4.35 5.55 7.10 9.40 12.47 10.15
    Sunday 27 May   1.00 3.20 4.40 5.55 8.25 11.47 8.55
    Wednesday 30 May 2.00 4.35 5.55 7.10 9.40 12.47 10.15
    Saturday 2 June 2.00 4.35 5.55 7.10 9.40 12.47 10.15
    Friday 8 June 2.00 4.35 5.55 7.10 9.40 12.47 10.15
    Tuesday 12 June 2.00 4.35 5.55 7.10 9.40 12.47 10.15
    Saturday 16 June 2.00 4.35 5.55 7.10 9.40 12.47 10.15
    Tuesday 19 June 2.00 4.35 5.55 7.10 9.40 12.47 10.15
    Friday 22 June 2.00 4.35 5.55 7.10 9.40 12.47 10.15
    Tuesday 26 June 2.00 4.35 5.55 7.10 9.40 12.47 10.15
    Opening night
    Insider Talk
    Study event
    <30 Glyndebourne Under 30s performance
    Early Start
    Dining and ticket option available

    *Long dining interval
    Our long dining interval lasts for 90 minutes