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Andris Nelsons conducts Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier featuring soprano Renée Fleming

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Continuing their series of Richard Strauss operas in concert, which has so far brought star-studded performances of Salome in March 2014 and Elektra in October 2015, Andris Nelsons and the BSO open their 2016-17 subscription season with the composer's far more genteel, elegant, and touching Der Rosenkavalier, the second (following Elektra) in Strauss's own series of remarkable collaborations with playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal. A dream cast headlined by Renée Fleming's Marschallin, Susan Graham's Octavian, Erin Morley's Sophie, and Franz Hawlata's Baron Ochs anchors the BSO's performances of this subtle, often funny, and beautiful opera, one of the composer's finest.

Complete concert version with two intermissions, sung in German with English supertitles 

Featured Performers & Ensembles

Andris   Nelsons, conductor Andris Nelsons, conductor
Renée   Fleming, soprano Renée Fleming, soprano
Erin   Morley, soprano (Sophie) Erin Morley, soprano (Sophie)
Susan   Graham, mezzo-soprano (Octavian) Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano (Octavian)
Alan   Opie, (Faninal) Alan Opie, (Faninal)
Irmgard   Vilsmaier, soprano, (Marianne) Irmgard Vilsmaier, soprano, (Marianne)
Michelle   Trainor, soprano (Milliner) Michelle Trainor, soprano (Milliner)
Jane   Henschel, mezzo-soprano (Annina) Jane Henschel, mezzo-soprano (Annina)
Graham   Clark, tenor (Valzacchi) Graham Clark, tenor (Valzacchi)
Stephen   Costello, tenor (Italian Singer) Stephen Costello, tenor (Italian Singer)
David    Cangelosi, tenor (Marschallin’s Majordomo) David Cangelosi, tenor (Marschallin’s Majordomo)
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Program Notes Audio
STRAUSS - Der Rosenkavalier (200 min)
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