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. New Production. Sung in English. Running time approx 4 hours.Performers Janis Kelly (Marschallin), Deanne Meek (Octavian), Conal Coad (Baron Ochs), Marie Arnet (Sophie von Faninal), Christopher Purves (Herr von Faninal), Kate Flowers (Marianne), Philip Sheffield (ex Nov 9/15), Louise Mott (Annina), Richard Coxon (Italian Tenor), Henry Waddington (Commissar).
Music Strauss. Lyrics Hofmannsthal. Company Opera North. Conductor Dietfried Bernet (ex Nov 19/22/27/30). Conductor Martin Pickard (Nov 19/22/27/30). Director David McVicar. Design Michael Vale (associate designer - sets). Costume Tanya McCallin. Lighting Tina MacHugh. Choreographer Andrew George.