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Garsington Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

Garsington Opera, Stokenchurch
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View from the pit of Garsington Opera, orchestra in the foreground, audience in the back


Jordan de Souza – conductor
Miah Persson – soprano (Marschallin)
Hanna Hipp – mezzo soprano (Octavian)
Derrick Ballard – bass baritone (Ochs)
Richard Burkhard – baritone (Faninal)
Rebecca von Lipinski – soprano (Marianne)
Colin Judson – tenor (Valzacchi)
Kitty Whately – mezzo soprano (Anina)
Oliver Johnston – tenor (Italian Tenor)
Julian Close – bass (Police Commissar)
Kieran Rayner – baritone (Notary)
Timothy Blore – tenor (Leopold)


R Strauss Der Rosenkavalier

All the comedy, romance and bittersweet moments of young love are distilled into one tale of intrigue in Strauss’s best-loved opera.

The blissful relationship of the lovers Octavian and The Marschallin is interrupted one morning by the arrival of the lecherous Baron Ochs, bragging about amorous conquests and his engagement to the young Sophie von Faninal.

What follows has all the hallmarks of a traditional opera comedy – filled with love triangles, mistaken identity, and plenty of comeuppances. But through Strauss’s masterly music, the story gains nuance: characters muse on ageing and loneliness, glorious melodies become tinged with sadness.

We take on Strauss’s masterpiece in its first ever staging at Garsington Opera, featuring the debut of conductor Jordan de Souza. Our cast features Miah Persson as Marschallin, joined by Hanna Hipp as Octavian and Derrick Ballard as Ochs.

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Public booking opens from Tuesday 18 May 2021. Booking for Garsington Members and Friends opens at earlier dates. Click here for more information.


Sung in German with English surtitles


This performance has two intervals


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Wormsley Estate
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Garsington Opera 2021

Love, power and intrigue shape our season of three operatic masterpieces as we return to our residency at Garsington Opera.

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