MET Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

GENRE: Opera
RELEASE DATE: May 13, 2017
STARRING: Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Erin Morley
DIRECTOR: Sebastian Weigle
PRODUCER(S): Robert Carsen
WRITER(S): Richard Strauss
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: Set in an idealized Vienna of the past, Strauss’s most popular opera concerns a wise woman of the world who is involved with a much younger lover but ultimately forced to accept the laws of time, giving him up to a pretty young heiress. Hofmannsthal’s fascinating libretto deftly combines comedy, dreamy nostalgic fantasy, genuine human drama, and light but striking touches of philosophy and social commentary. Strauss’s magnificent score, likewise, works on several levels, combining the refinement of Mozart with the epic grandeur of Wagner.