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Opera

Lush, elegant and vivid: Der Rosenkavalier at Garsington reviewed

12 June 2021

9:00 AM

12 June 2021

9:00 AM

Der Rosenkavalier

Garsington Opera, in rep until 3 July

Marriage of Figaro

Opera Holland Park, in rep until 28 June

At the turning point of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Der Rosenkavalier, all the clocks stop. Octavian has arrived at the house of the teenage bride-to-be Sophie von Faninal as bearer of the silver rose — the symbol of a love that is simultaneously as artificial and as eternal as any human creation can be.

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