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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.


    Enhance your experience

    Insider talk – Der Rosenkavalier: Costumes and props
    Thursday 24 May, 2.15pm – 3.00pm, £9

    Insider talks gives you a behind the-scenes glimpse in to the workings of Glyndebourne – find out more


    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
    Revival Director and Original Movement Director Sarah Fahie
    Set Designer Paul Steinberg
    Costume Designer Nicky Gillibrand
    Lighting Designer Mimi Jordan Sherin
    Revival Lighting Nigel Pashley

    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Leader Pieter Schoeman

    The Glyndebourne Chorus
    Chorus Master Nicholas Jenkins

    Assistant Conductor Gareth Hancock
    Music Preparation Matthew Fletcher, Steven Maughan, Sergey Rybin
    Language Coaches Johanna Mayr
    Assistant Director Sinead O’Neill
    Movement Assistant Caitlin Fretwell Walsh
    Staff Director Emily Edmonds
    Supertitles Jonathan Burton (with kind permission of the Royal Opera House)

    Cast includes

    Octavian Kate Lindsey
    The Marschallin Rachel Willis-Sørensen (20 May – 2 June) / Michaela Kaune (8 June – 26 June)
    Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau Brindley Sherratt
    Notary Nicholas Folwell
    Valzacchi Alun Rhys-Jenkins
    Italian Tenor Andrej Dunaev
    Annina Stephanie Lauricella
    Herr von Faninal Michael Kraus
    Marianne Leitmetzerin Gabriele Rossmanith
    Sophie, Faninal’s daughter Elizabeth Sutphen (20, 30 May; 2, 8, 22 June) / Louise Alder (24, 27 May; 12, 16, 19, 26 June)
    Innkeeper Alasdair Elliott
    Police Inspector Martin Snell
    Mohammed, servant to the Marschallin Adrian Richards
    Footmen to the Marschallin Niel Joubert‡, Harry Thatcher‡, Stephan Ulberini‡, Nicholas Mogg‡
    Major-Domo to the Marschallin David Shaw*
    Freud David Harrison
    Noble Widow Jacquelyn Parker‡
    Three Noble Orphans Jennifer Witton‡, Claire Barnett-Jones‡, Stephanie Wake-Edwards‡
    Milliner Nardus Williams*†
    Animal Seller Daniel Mullaney*
    Hairdresser Marian de Graef
    Hairdresser’s Assistant Osman Mos
    Leopold Joseph Badar
    Major-Domo to Faninal Daniel Auchincloss
    Waiters Niel Joubert‡, Stephan Ulberini‡, Harry Thatcher‡, Andrew Davies‡
    Waiter, Boots Nicholas Mogg*
    Maid Sally Lofthouse
    Couturier Suzy King
    Clerk/Conductor Richard Dyball
    Dancers Chloe Dowell, Caitlin Fretwell Walsh
    Baron Ochs’ children Felix Barry-Casademunt, Harry Daykin, William Lewis, Daniel Todd, Joshua Todd
    Cook’s apprentice Nicholas Challier

    * Soloist from The Glyndebourne Chorus
    ‡ Member of the Glyndebourne Chorus
    † Jerwood Young Artist 2018

  • 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