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  • In this bitter-sweet comedy an older woman the Marschallin sees she must send her young lover into the arms of another.

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  • Ms. Te Kanawa surprised people by risking the major role of the Marschallin in Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier" in Germany last year.

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  • Conducted by 36-year-old Philippe Jordan of the Paris Opera, this latest staging will see Joyce DiDonato in the role of Ocatavian and Anne Schwanewilms as her young lover Marschallin, traditionally sung by a woman.

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  • In stylistic retreat from the dissonant expressionism of Salome and Elektra, Strauss let his Marschallin bid adieu to her Octavian, her youth, aristocratic Vienna, what have you, with a trio so languorous Strauss would have let it run on into 1912 if he thought he could get away with it.

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  • UTC / 19:00 CET – James Levine conducts a stellar cast led by Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Susan Graham as Octavian.

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  • She has a growing career in Europe, mostly in Mozart roles, but we in California will have another excellent opportunity to hear her in San Francisco next summer as Sophie to Joyce DiDonato's Octavian and Solie Isokoski's Marschallin in their Der Rosenkavalier revival under Runnicle's guidance.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Among other things, we're asked to believe that the Princess is a pure and innocent virgin when she's given music and texts that belong with a knowing woman of the world - say, the Marschallin in "Rosenkavalier."

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • And – please – ignore that cabal of dragoons who use beverage alerts to attack our need for retainers to pay for our enterprise or you'll have more regrets than Strauss's Marschallin and a future that will be shortly dragooned into a burnt crisp.

    Archive 2006-10-29

  • As a specialist in Mozart and Richard Strauss, she of course recorded Fiordiligi, the Countess, Ariadne, and the Marschallin; but she also got to record Gretel in Hansel and Gretel (with Karajan), Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus (also with Karajan) and even roles that she wouldn't have done on stage, like Liù in Puccini's Turandot.

    Elizabeth Schwarzkopf

  • Her aristocratic, intelligent though some might say mannered readings of the Marschallin and Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder earned her a place among the great sopranos - really, the great singers of any fach - of the Twentieth Century.

    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: 1915-2006


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