Der Rosenkavalier - Baden-Baden Osterfestspiele (2015) - Der Rosenkavalier - Baden-Baden Osterfestspiele (2015)

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Time is a “strange thing”, sings the field marshal in the “Rosenkavalier”. One either doesn’t notice it at all or notices nothing else. However, something so complicated has to be taken lightly.  In life we stumble into tragedy then fight our way back to comedy. This is the basis of one of the most beautiful musical comedies – second only to Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” - to which the “Rosenkavalier” regularly refers. Because Strauss was never a huge fan of the male voice, he wrote the role of Octavian for a mezzo soprano, creating the most sensuous female duet in music history. Incidentally, the latter had to be rewritten. The rule “the newer, the more dissonant” was somewhat ignored the Rosenkavalier, which favours waltzes in wallowing thirds. A Viennese waltz in a plot from the 18th century! Yet another anachronistic mood of the composer. The history is also a “strange thing” whilst this opera, on the other hand, is wonderful. It is full of life lessons!

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March 27, 2015 18:00:00

March 30, 2015 18:00:00

April 02, 2015 18:00:00

April 06, 2015 18:00:00


Brigitte Fassbaender

Sir Simon Rattle

Magdalena Kožená

Clemens Unterreiner

Anna Prohaska

Carole Wilson

Štefan Margita

Anja Harteros

Peter Rose

Elisabeth-Maria Wachutka

Thomas Michael Allen

Martin Snell

Lawrence Brownlee

Kevin Conners

Tamara Banjesevic

Moritz Kallenberg

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Herr von Faninal




Die Feldmarschallin

Der Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau

Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin

Der Haushofmeister bei der Feldmarschallin

Ein Notar

Ein Sänger

Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal

Eine Modistin

Ein Tierhandler