Der Rosenkavalier (DVD) - Schwarzkopf, Jurinac
Newly restored and digitally remastered from the original 35mm film, the legendary soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf stars in this acclaimed film of Richard Strauss's delightful opera, Der Rosenkavalier.
This Salzburg Festival production of Strauss's great work toured the world, and this filmed version was hailed by The New York Times as "Superb." Schwarzkopf performs her signature role as Princess von Werdenberg, an aging beauty involved with a younger man, Octavian. But when Octavian agrees to assist Baron Ochs by delivering the Baron's proposal of marriage to the beautiful young Sophie, the messenger and bride-to-be fall in love with each other!
Now totally restored, this historic film of Der Rosenkavalier is a shining example of a performance style and a musical art form that is truly immortal.
Composer: Richard Strauss
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Running Time: 192 minutes
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
Strauss and Hofmannsthal’s bittersweet comedy, first staged in 1911, masterfully combines humor (of both the sophisticated and the slapstick kind) with genuine emotion and human drama. The ravishing final trio of the three leading female voices is among the most celebrated pieces in the operatic repertoire.
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