Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier opera to libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Directed 2009 by Herbert Wernicke at Baden-Baden. Stars Renée Fleming, Franz Hawlata, Sophie Koch, Franz Grundheber, Diana Damrau, Irmgard Vilsmaier, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Jane Henschel, Jonas Kaufmann, Uli Kirsch, Andreas Hörl, Wilfried Gahmlich, Lynton Black, Jörg Schneider, Bernarda Bobro, Catherine Veillerobe, Angela Rudolf, Nina Amon, Michael Schwendinger, Manfried Schwendinger, Manfred Schwaiger, Ilker Arcayürek, Jens Waldig, Mandred Hanakam, Jörg Espenkott, Max Sahlinger, Andreas Maurer, Christian Lusser, Kiril Chobanov, Akos Banlaky, and René Schumann. Christian Thielemann conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Chor Wien (Chorus Director Walter Zeh), and the Theaterkinderchor am Helmholtz-Gymnasium Karlsruhe (Chorus Director Waltraud Kutz). Sets and costumes by Herbert Wernicke; lighting by Werner Breitenfelder; TV direction by Brian Large. Released 2009, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: C+

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