Der Rosenkavalier

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Composer:

Richard Strauss

Librettist:

Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Premiere:

26 January 1911, Dresden (Hofoper)

Language:

German

Synopsis:

Der Rosenkavalier Synopsis

Libretto:

Der Rosenkavalier Libretto

Translation(s):

English

About the opera Der Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier (Op. 59) (The Knight of the Rose) is a comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It is loosely adapted from the novel Les amours du chevalier de Faublas by Louvet de Couvrai and Molière's comedy Monsieur de Pourceaugnac. It was first performed at the Königliches Opernhaus in Dresden on 26 January 1911 under the direction of Max Reinhardt. Until the premiere, the working title was Ochs von Lerchenau. (The choice of the name Ochs is not accidental, for in German Ochs is translated as ox, which depicts the character of the Baron throughout the opera.)
The opera has four main characters: the aristocratic Marschallin, her very young lover Count Octavian Rofrano, her coarse cousin Baron Ochs, and Ochs' prospective fiancée Sophie von Faninal, daughter of a rich bourgeois. At the Marschallin's suggestion, Ochs has Octavian act as his Rosenkavalier, and present the ceremonial silver rose to Sophie. But when Octavian meets Sophie, they fall in love on sight. By a comic intrigue, they get rid of Ochs with the help of the Marschallin, who then yields Octavian to the younger woman.
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Roles in Der Rosenkavalier

The Marschallin Soprano
Octavian Mezzo-Soprano
Baron Ochs Bass
Sophie von Faninal Soprano
Herr von Faninal Baritone
Marianne Soprano
Valzacchi Tenor
Annina Contralto

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1Wie du warst Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Octavian
2Heut oder Morgen Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marschallin
3Di rigori armato il seno Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Italian singer
4Die Zeit die ist ein sonderbar Ding Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marschallin
5Da geht er hin Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Marschallin
6Da lieg ich Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 2

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7Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Octavian
8Mit Ihren Augen voller Tranen Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Octavian/Sophie
9Leopold let us go Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 3

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10Marie Therese.. ist ein Traum Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 3

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11Walz Erfolgen Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 3

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12Ist ein Traum kann nicht wirklich sein Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: German

Roles: Sophie/Octavian
13Hab mir's gelobt ihn lieb zu haben Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct: 3

Type: trioVoice: S Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Marschallin/Octavian/Sophie
14Hab mir's gelobt Popularity:

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16So schnell hat sie ihn gar so lieb Popularity:

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17Waltz of Baron Ochs Popularity:

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18Ah! du bist wieder da Popularity:

Opera: Rosenkavalier, DerComposer: StraussAct:

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