Event Der Rosenkavalier
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Venue Opera Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 6 October 1983
Opening Date 29 August 1983
Last Date 17 October 1983
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description In 18th century Vienna, the beautiful young Sophie is to be married to the wealthy Baron Ochs. By tradition, Ochs must send to his bride-to-be a silver rose, carried by der Rosenkavalier - 'the rose bearer'. This task falls to the young Count Octavian, who at the climatic moment of the presentation of the rose falls in love with Sophie, thus forsaking the adoration of the noble Marschallin. The story which then unfolds is one of beautiful acceptance - Sophie's acceptance of Octavian's love. Ochs' acceptance of his own boorishness, and, most poignantly, the Marschallin's acceptance that she mu
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
Richard Strauss Composer
David Kram Conductor
William Reid Conductor
Tom Lingwood Designer
Norman Ayrton Director
Text Nationality Germany
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information 12 performances: 29/Aug, 3/Sept, 7/Sept, 9/Sept, 12/Sept, 15/Sept, 21/Sept, 24/Sept, 6/Oct, 11/Oct, 14/Oct & 17/Oct The Marschallin: Marilyn Richardson/Etela Pina (Oct), Sophie: Angela Denning/Jennifer McGregor (Oct), Octavian: Margaret Russell/Rosemary Gunn (Sept 21, 24 & Oct), Italian singer: Anson Austin/Lamberto Furlan (Sept 21, 24 & Oct), Finanal: John Germain and Ochs: Noel Mangin
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Brochure Sydney Opera House The Diary Aug/Sept 1983 No 11/12 Vol 10
Programme PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Brochure Sydney Opera House The Diary Oct 1983 No 1 Vol 11
Event Identifier 111203