Der Rosenkavalier has sold out and tickets are available by returns only. You may also enjoy Samuel Barber’sVanessa, on stage this August.
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
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 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
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*Long dining interval
Our long dining interval lasts for 90 minutes
Shadric Toop painted collage/original photography Bill Cooper