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Vienna, 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. Revival. Sung in German with English surtitles. Running time: 4 hours 30 minutes.Performers Felicity Lott (Marschallin), Angelika Kirchschlager (Octavian), Simone Nold (Sophie), Kurt Rydl (Baron Ochs), Piotr Beczala (Italian Tenor), Adrian Thompson (Valzacchi), Alasdair Elliott (Innkeeper), Andrew Kennedy (Maschallin's Major Domo), Harry Nicoll (Faninal's Major Domo), Alan Fairs (Notary), Ha Young Lee (Milliner), Jeremy White (Commissioner), Elizabeth Gale (Duenna), Kari Hamnoy (Annina), Eike Wilm Schulte (Faninal).
Music Strauss. Lyrics Hofmannsthal. Producer Royal Opera. Corporate Sponsor The Friends of Covent Garden (Revival). Director John Schlesinger (1984). Other Andrew Sinclair (Staging). Design William Dudley. Costume Maria Bjornson. Lighting Robert Bryan (original). Choreographer Eleanor Fazan. Conductor Charles Mackerras.
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