Richard Strauss' dazzling opera Der Rosenkavalier is set in 1740's Vienna.
This opulent production by Oscar - winning film director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy) marked the 25th anniversary of Sir Georg Solti's spectacular debut at Covent Garden, conducting this very opera. It also features Kiri Te Kanawa's first performance in London of the role of Marschallin, which “deserves to be ranked among her finest achievements” (International Herald Tribune).
Performed at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, with Sir Georg Solti conducting the Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Sung in German, with subtitles available in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese. Full Screen 4:3, Dolby Digital Stereo.
"Rarely has this luscious, burnished score been realized with such emotional intensity or played with such glowing fervor" - Daily Mail
Barbara Bonney is "...an enchantingly vulnerable Sophie, as lovely to hear as she is to behold" - International Herald Tribune
Kiri Te KanawaAnne HowellsAage HauglandBarbara Bonny
Composer: Richard Strauss
Royal Opera House Chorus and OrchestraConductor: Sir Georg Solti
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