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Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier DVD (Glyndebourne)

Strauss’s musically ravishing comic masterpiece is given a visual updating in director Richard Jones’s stylish and ‘gently subversive’ Glyndebourne staging, one which offers ‘a dreamlike distortion not just of Vienna’s 18th-century past, but also of everything we know about reality’ (Financial Times). Created to mark the 150th centenary of the composer’s birth, the production is packed with energy and wit, its impeccable stagecraft by no means detracting from the firstclass singing which underpins, among others, Tara Erraught’s ‘touching’ (Guardian) performance as Octavian, Kate Royal’s ‘most graceful of Marschallins’ and Lars Woldt’s ‘pitch-perfect’ Baron Ochs (Sunday Telegraph). Conductor Robin Ticciati brings clarity and detail to the score, infusing the music with spirit and humanity.

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Composer: Richard Strauss
Feldmarschallin: Kate Royal
Octavian: Tara Erraught
Sophie: Teodora Gheorghiu
Baron Ochs: Lars Woldt
Faninal: Michael Kraus
Marianne: Miranda Keys
Valzacchi: Christopher Gillett
Annina: Helene Schneiderman

London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Stage Director: Richard Jones 

Plus: Robin Ticciati - Taking the Baton, The Trio, Sights and Smells of a Production and a cast gallery.

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM / Dolby stereo 2.0 / DTS Surround
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 191 mins (2 DVDs)
Subtitles: EN/DE/FR/JP/KO
Year: 2014