DetailsVienna, in the golden age of the Empress Maria Theresa. The Feldmarschallin, beautiful and married, has a besotted young lover, Count Octavian. But Octavian is half her age, and the Feldmarschallin knows that one day she must give him up to a younger woman. How soon will that time come? When the boorish Baron Ochs charges Octavian to present a silver rose (a traditional engagement gift) on his behalf, Octavian comes face to face with the delightful Sophie; the Feldmarschallin is the first to realise what is going on.
Cast/Performers Renee Fleming (Marschallin Dec 17/20 Jan17 8/11/14), Rachel Willis-Sorensen (Dec 22 Jan17 17/24), Alice Coote (Dec 17/20 Jan17 8/11/14), Anna Stephany (Octavian - Dec 22 Jan17 17/24), Sophie Bevan (Sophie von Faninal), Matthew Rose (Baron Ochs), Jochen Schmeckenbecher (Faninal), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Valzacchi), Helene Schneiderman (Annina - not Jan17 8/11/14), Angela Simkin (Annina - Jan17 8/11/14), Giorgio Berrugi (Italian Singer), Samuel Sakker (Marschallin's Major Domo), Thomas Atkins (Faninal's Major Domo), Miranda Keys (Marianne), Scott Connor (Police Inspector), Jeremy White (Notary)
Producer: Royal Opera House
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Director: Robert Carsen
Design: Paul Steinberg
Costume: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting(s): Robert Carsen, Peter van Praet