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Podcast: Der Rosenkavalier

In this episode of our podcast Katie Derham explores Richard Strauss's comedic opera, Der Rosenkavalier

It’s just over a hundred years since Richard Strauss and his librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal premiered the cheekily comedic Der Rosenkavalier in Dresden but in this podcast we discover that the opera is no mere rom-com. Dame Felicity Lott talks about the work’s emotional depth, Glyndebourne’s Music Director, Robin Ticciati, discusses how clever orchestration allows the singers to shine and Raymond Holden, the Sir John Barbirolli lecturer in Music at the Royal Academy of Music, explains that the opera was an unashamed celebration of both modernity and the past.

Available on iTunes

Producer: Katherine Godfrey, Whistledown Productions for Festival 2014
Presenter: Katie Derham

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