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Der Rosenkavalier

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Royal Swedish OperaStockholm, S-103 22, Sweden
May 26 18:00, May 29 18:00, June 01 18:00, June 04 18:00, June 07 18:00, June 10 15:00
Performers
Royal Swedish Opera
Dirk BeckerSet Designer
Barbara DrohsinCostume Designer
Malin ByströmSopranoFeldmarschallin
Elin RomboSopranoSophie
Adrian AngelicoMezzo-sopranoOctavian
Ola EliassonBaritoneHerr von Faninal
Wilhelm SchwinghammerBassBaron Ochs
Marie-Louise GranströmMezzo-sopranoAnnina
Olof LiljaTenorA vendor of pets
Anders BlomTenorFieldmarschallin's Major-Domo
Klas HedlundTenorItalian Singer
Jon NilssonTenorvon Faninal's Major-Domo
Kristian FlorBass-baritonePolice inspector
Royal Swedish Opera Chorus
Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra

4 hours and 15 minutes

Sung in German with Swedish surtitles

The beautiful, much admired Marie Thérèse lives in her fancy flat in Vienna. Her husband is away and she has an affair with the young Octavian. Life is good. When Baron Ochs comes calling, Octavian has to dress up as a woman to escape detection. But when Octavian leaves Marie Thérèse for the young Sophie, she is confronted with the realisation that her life is emptier than she had thought, and that both beauty and life itself are fading away around her

Der Rosenkavalier is one of Richard Strauss’s most popular operas. It is staged at the Royal Swedish Opera by acclaimed German director Christof Loy, who drew his inspiration from 18th-century Vienna, contemporary Stockholm and the Drottningholm Court Theatre. The field marshal’s wife, Marie Thérèse, is played by critically acclaimed soprano Malin Byström.

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