Andris Nelsons conducts two starry casts including Renée Fleming, Alice Coote and Rachel Willis-Sørensen in Robert Carsen’s new production of Richard Strauss’s charming operatic comedy.
The Marschallin has a young lover, Octavian – but she knows that their love will end. Together with Octavian, she plots to save the beautiful young Sophie von Faninal from a loveless marriage to the boorish Baron Ochs.
By disguising himself as a serving wench, Octavian manages to pique the lecherous Ochs’s attentions. At a tavern he carefully arranges it so that Sophie’s father discovers Ochs’s philandering ways – leaving her free to marry Octavian. The Marschallin graciously gives her blessing to the match.
Sung in German with English surtitles.
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(3 mins) The Royal Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.