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Watch: Insights into the music, history and direction of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier

A ROH Insights event exploring Robert Carsen' s new Royal Opera production of Richard Strauss ’s Der Rosenkavalier was livestreamed for free via this page on 6 December 2016. You can watch the full event on demand. Exclusively for audiences on our site, we've curated a selection of bonus features and interviews for anyone who would like to delve deeper following the Insight broadcast: Watch: Renée Fleming in conversation Watch: Robert Carsen on his production of Der Rosenkavalier Read more: Alice Coote: My life as a man Listen: Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano, in conversation Listen: Joyce DiDonato, Catherine Wyn Rogers and Jane Henshchel discuss the mezzo voice Director of Opera Kasper Holten interviewed American soprano Renée Fleming about taking on the role of the Marschallin, a princess who seduces a much younger lover in the Count Octavian. Professor Margaret Reynold from Queen Mary, University of London joined the event to discuss the historical context of the work, which had its premiere in Dresden, Germany in 1911. Since then, Der Rosenkavalier has become one of the staple works in the opera repertory, thanks in part to its exquisite music. The above video brings viewers closer to Strauss's magnificent score, with a look at several excerpts and exclusive performances by cast members. Director Robert Carsen, whose previous productions for The Royal Opera include Falstaff and Dialogues des Carmélites , also provided further details of his new production. Subscribe to the Royal Opera House YouTube channel for notifications about further live streams: // function onYtEvent(payload) { if (payload.eventType == 'subscribe') { // Add code to handle subscribe event. } else if (payload.eventType == 'unsubscribe') { // Add code to handle unsubscribe event. } if (window.console) { // for debugging only window.console.log('YT event: ', payload); } } // ]]> Der Rosenkavalier runs from 17 December 2016 – 24 January 2017. Tickets are still available .

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