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Kate Royal's Marschallin

Kate Royal makes a stunning Marschallin in this intriguing, if uneven production of Strauss’ eternal, elegiac masterpiece…


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…reminded me that evergrey November is the right time of the year to watch that particular Der Rosenkavalier. Trouble is, Disc 1 has stopped working for me about a year or so ago. 93 more words

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Der Rosenkavalier - Full Opera With Kiri Te Kanawa As Marschallin

As we were all so absolutely delighted by Kiri Te Kanawa in her role as Marschallin in the Final Trio of Der Rosenkavalier I now present you with the full opera. 14 more words


Kiri te Kanawa in Der Rosenkavalier

There are only two video documents of Renée Fleming singing the Marschallin in Strauss’ “Rosenkavalier.” They are both fine, but there are some major problems with each. 331 more words


Der Rosenkavalier

It was one of those unforgettable nights at the opera. I remember exactly where I sat and exactly what I was thinking when I first saw this magnificent performance. 283 more words


Throwback Wednesday: Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Today is the anniversary of the death of Hugo von Hofmannsthal in 1929. As a writer of sorts myself, I’ve always had a special sympathy for the writer in the Strauss / Hofmannsthal partnership, and get fairly indignant when the composer is billed as sole creator of their joint operas (or – worse – when his name is mis-spelled: musicians are particularly bad at this). 697 more words