Der Rosenkavalier on DVD with Renée Fleming coming October 6th
“Renée Fleming’s soprano is not only beautifully in place for this music, but it is employed with a rare flexibility and sensitivity for the text.” – International Herald Tribune
Renée Fleming appears on DVD in one of her greatest roles – the Marschallin, in Richard Strauss’s bittersweet comedy of love, Der Rosenkavalier. Her peerless performance is supported by “a galactic cast” (Christian Thielemann), which includes Sophie Koch as Octavian, Diana Damrau as the young Sophie, Franz Hawlata as the boorish Baron Ochs and Jonas Kaufmann, making a guest appearance as the Italian Singer. Herbert Wernicke’s celebrated Salzburg Festival production was specially restaged at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden for this high-definition film.
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Fleming / Koch / Damrau / Hawlata / Kaufmann
Christian Theielmann / Munich Philharmonic / Baden-Baden
Release Date: October 6, 2009