Der Rosenkavalier


Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier opera to libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Directed 2014 by Richard Jones at the Glyndebourne Opera House. Stars Tara Erraught (Octavian), Kate Royal (The Marschallin), Lars Woldt (Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau), Teodora Gheorghiu (Sophie), Michael Kraus (Herr von Faninal), Miranda Keys (Marianne Leitmetzerin), Helene Schneiderman (Annina), Christopher Gillett (Valzacchi), Andre Dunajev (Italian Singer) Gwynne Howell (Notary), Robert Wörle (Innkeeper), and Scott Conner (Police Inspector). Robin Ticciati conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Leader Pieter Schoeman) and The Glyndebourne Chorus (Chorus Master Jeremy Bines). Designs by Paul Steinberg; costumes by Nicky Gillibrand; lighting by Mimi Jordan Sherin; moment direction by Sarah Fahie; directed for TV by François Roussillon; Executive Producer George Bruell.  Released 2015, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

David Baker writing in the November 2015 Opera News (page 52) gives  this a Critic's Choice salute summing up as follows: "visual provocation, musical reassurance." This one appears to be more for the young-at-heart than the traditionalist. Here's a clip that shows what I mean: