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Der Rosenkavalier with Jeffrey Engel

May 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$15

To go along with the Metropolitan Opera’s Live on Screen in cinemas Jeffrey Engel will be presenting a lecture on Der Rosenkavalier.

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score. The opera is originally set in Vienna in the 1740s. Genuine historical references are merged with fictitious inventions (like the “noble custom” of the presentation of the silver rose to a fiancée, which never actually existed) and anachronisms (like the Viennese Waltz, which did not yet exist at that time). It’s a mixture that creates a seductive mythical landscape, a ceremonious and impossibly beautiful Vienna-that-never-was. The Met’s new production moves the setting to the last years of the Habsburg Empire.

Details

Date:
May 8
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
$15
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Website:
http://www.artsescape.org

Venue

Arts Escape Gallery
88 Main Street South
Southbury, CT Select a Country:
Phone:
203-586-1474
Website:
artsescape.org

Organizer

Arts Escape Inc.
Phone:
203-405-6751
Email:
beckybutler@artsescape.org
Website:
www.artsescape.org