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“I swore to love him” or, On-again/Off-agains with "Der Rosenkavalier"

Anniversary meditations on the works of Richard Strauss.

As breaks amid preparations for my exams, I’m revisiting Strauss’s major works on the anniversaries of their premieres with more informal and personal, if not occasionally wandering, musings. 1,230 more words


Movies: August - December 2017

It’s a while since I’ve been to Narooma Kinema, and in that time it’s had a major facelift. I’m not too sure about the external colour scheme, but the 30-seater theatre where I’ve spent so many pleasurable hours is unchanged, and on my first visit I manage to snaffle my favourite front-row seat with plenty of leg-room, and a shelf for the interval chai latte. 1,641 more words


What is Der Rosenkavalier?

(via Richard Jones’ Glyndebourne production from 2014 1, thoughts written in 2014 and, for whatever reason, never published)

Rosenkavalier is a pretty grubby little story of infidelity. 587 more words

20th Century

Where is the Feldmarschall out hunting?

Octavian (lustig): Der Feldmarschall sitzt im krowatischen Wald und jagt auf Bären und Luchsen.

In Kopački Rit, most likely:

Hold on, you will say, … 94 more words

20th Century

Der Rosenkavalier at WNO

I’m in London attending a cosmology meeting (of which more, perhaps, anon) but I couldn’t resist posting a quick review of yesterday’s birthday treat: the first performance of a… 821 more words


Opera Review: A Rosy End To the Met HD Season - Part IV

Dear Readers:

Today finishing my review of the opera Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss which concluded the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series for this season.  1,323 more words