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Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

From the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Edo de Waart conducts Renee Fleming, Susan Graham and Christine Schafer in Richard Strauss's masterpiece Der Rosenkavalier.

From the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Edo de Waart conducts Renee Fleming, Susan Graham and Christine Schafer in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier.

The story centres on the Marschallin, who enjoys time with her young lover Octavian, but knows that she is getting older and that one day he will lose interest in her. Sure enough, when he is chosen to deliver the engagement silver rose from the Baron Ochs to Sophie, they fall instantly in love with each other. The Marschallin understands the situation and graciously lets Octavian go to his new love. Strauss's masterpiece contains comedy, pathos and some sumptuous female vocal writing.

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