M1500 .S773 R61 1997 tapes 1-2
Opera in three acts. Music by Richard Strauss.
This opulent production by Oscar-winning film director John Schlesinger; marked the 25th anniversary of Sir Georg Solti's spectacular debut at Covent Garden conducting Der Rosenkavalier - an appearance that within months secured him a ten-year Music Directorship of Covent Garden. 'Rarely has this luscious, burnished score been realised with such emotional intensity or played with such glowing fervour,' - Daily Mail.
It also features Kiri Te Kanawa's first performance in London of the role of the Marschallin. 'This deserves to be ranked ... among her finest achievements,' - Financial Times. Anne Howells gives a most sensitive performance as the 'Knight of the Rose'; Aage Haugland is the roguish Baron Ochs and the American soprano Barbara Bonney is '... an enchantingly vulnerable Sophie, as lovely to hear ... as she is to behold,' - International Herald Tribune.
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