Time is a Strange Thing
Teatro Real, Paris Opéra and La Scala
join forces for the centenary
of 'Der Rosenkavalier',
reported by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
One hundred years ago, on 26 January 1911 in Dresden, the most important 'Komödie für Musik' of the twentieth century had its premiere: Der Rosenkavalier, the unparalleled and unsurpassed masterpiece by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss. To celebrate the centenary of this really unique comedy, three major European opera houses have joined forces because a production of Der Rosenkavalier requires a major effort in terms of orchestra, voices, stage sets, costumes, lighting and alike. I was fortunate to see the second performance of the cycle at La Scala on 4 October 2011.
Der Rosenkavalier is so universally known that it does not need any presentation...
Copyright © 8 October 2011