Baron Ochs' winged nightmare! To give act III of Der Rosenkavalier a surreal touch, our workshops took on the challenge of sculpting a larger-than-life raven. Find out if our creations will take flight, when 'Der Rosenkavalier' premieres on October 28...
Der Rosenkavalier's most moving central theme sees its main character, the Marschallin, gradually giving up her relationship with her lover Octavian whom she relinquishes into the arms of a much younger (and in her eyes much more beautiful) woman. The opera raises a number of questions about how we relate as a society to age and femininity, and to its romantic and sexual issues…
A comedy, certainly, but also the moving portrait of a farewell, a nostalgic look back at time past, faded beauty, lost loves. Read the synopsis of Der Rosenkavalier here, and listen to some musical highlights in advance.
For our production of Der Rosenkavalier, and in preparation for the ball that we will host at La Monnaie on this occasion, we invite you to learn a little more about the waltz, from its origins to its variations in the cinema.
However lovely, elegant and, dare we say, rosy Richard Strauss’s most popular opera may be, as an opera house, you can soon find yourself in a thorny situation. Our colleagues reveal the biggest challenges for this production… and how they are trying to overcome them.