Metropolitan Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

Jan 3, 2020

Magdalena Kožená as Octavian, Camilla Nylund as the Marschallin, and Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier.
Credit Karen Almond / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Richard Strauss’s masterwork Der Rosenkavalier. Sir Simon Rattle, music director of the London Symphony Orchestra, conducts one of Strauss’s most beloved scores.

Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund makes her network broadcast debut as the enigmatic Marschallin. Magdalena Kožená sings the role of the Marschallin’s young lover Octavian. Golda Schultz, fresh from her triumphant run as Clara in the Met’s season-opening production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, is Sophie, the innocent girl who comes between the Marschallin and Octavian. And Günther Groissböck returns to the role of the boorish Baron Ochs, which won him tremendous acclaim in 2017.

The cast also features Matthew Polenzani in the cameo role of the Italian Singer, Katharine Goeldner as Annina, and, in their network broadcast debuts, German baritone Markus Eiche as Faninal and Austrian tenor Thomas Ebenstein as Valzacchi.

Der Rosenkavalier will be heard over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network  live at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 4.

To view an English translation of the libretto, click here.