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Der Rosenkavalier

4 July 2021 (SUN) 3:30pm, Emperor Cinemas (Entertainment Building, Central) 
2021年 7月4日 (星期日) 下午3時30分,英皇戲院(中環娛樂行)

14 August 2021 (SAT) 3:00pm, Festival Grand Cinema 
2021年 8月14日 (星期六) 下午3時正,Festival Grand Cinema

28 August 2021 (SAT) 2:20 pm, Premiere Elements
2021年 8月28日 (星期六) 下午2時20分, Premiere Elements

Expected running Time: 4Hrs 30Mins  

Sung in German with English subtitles








CONDUCTOR Sebastian Weigle

PRODUCTION Robert Carsen

SET DESIGNER Paul Steinberg

COSTUME DESIGNER Brigitte Reiffenstuel

LIGHTING DESIGNER Robert Carsen/Peter Van Praet

CHOREOGRAPHER Philippe Giraudeau

In this production the action is set in Vienna in 1911, the year of the opera’s premiere.

Act I
The Marschallin, Princess Marie-Therèse von Werdenberg, has spent the night with her young lover, Octavian, Count Rofrano. They are sharing breakfast when voices are heard in the anteroom. Octavian quickly hides. The unexpected visitor turns out not to be Marie-Therèse’s husband, the Feldmarschall, but her country cousin, Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau. After bragging about his latest amorous adventures, Ochs turns to the subject of his upcoming marriage to Sophie, the young daughter of the recently ennobled and extremely wealthy arms-dealer, Baron von Faninal. Ochs has come to ask the Marschallin’s advice as to which young aristocrat should be chosen to present his fiancée with the traditional silver engagement rose. On a playful whim the Marschallin suggests Octavian himself, who suddenly emerges from his hiding place, disguised as a chambermaid. Ochs instantly starts making advances towards “Mariandel,” but she escapes from him as the room fills with the daily crowd of petitioners for the Marschallin’s morning “levee.” Among them is a pair of Italian intriguers, Annina and Valzacchi, whom Ochs hires to track down the pretty servant girl. When the room is cleared, the Marschallin, appalled by the thought of Ochs being married to an innocent young girl, reflects on her own unhappy marriage and her waning youth. Octavian returns and passionately declares his love, but he is surprised to find Marie-Therèse in a distant and melancholy mood. She can only think about the passing of time and tells him that the day will come when he will leave her for a younger woman. Hurt by her words, Octavian rushes off. The Marschallin summons her page Mohammed, and sends him after Octavian with the silver rose.



Act II
On the morning of her engagement, Sophie excitedly awaits the arrival of the knight of the rose. Octavian enters with great ceremony and presents her with the silver rose on behalf of Baron Ochs. The two young people feel an instant attraction to each other. Ochs, whom Sophie has never met, now arrives, and both she and Octavian are shocked by his crude manners. When Ochs leaves to discuss the wedding contract with her father, Sophie desperately asks Octavian to help her. Their growing affection leads them to their first kiss. Annina and Valzacchi have been spying on them and immediately summon Ochs, who takes in the situation with great good humor. This infuriates Octavian even more: he draws his sword, and in so doing slightly grazes Ochs, who melodramatically calls for a doctor. In the ensuing confusion, Sophie tells her father that she will never marry the Baron, while Octavian enlists Annina and Valzacchi’s help to develop a plan to ensure that Ochs can never marry Sophie. Left alone, Ochs nurses his hurt pride with a glass of wine. Annina appears with a letter from Mariandel, asking the Baron for a rendez-vous the next evening. The delighted Ochs rejoices in his latest amorous conquest.



Act III 
At a house of ill-repute, Annina and Valzacchi prepare a private room for the Baron’s rendez-vous with Mariandel. Ochs arrives and begins his seduction of the young girl over a private supper. Mariandel coyly leads him on, when suddenly grotesque apparitions appear from secret panels. The Baron’s confusion turns to alarm when Annina appears, disguised as a poverty-stricken mother with a group of children in tow, claiming that Ochs is their father. A police commissioner enters and attempts to restore order. When he interrogates Ochs as to his intentions with Mariandel, Ochs declares that she is in fact his fiancée. Faninal, summoned anonymously by Octavian, arrives now with Sophie, but Ochs pretends not to know either of them. This so upsets Faninal that he is taken ill and has to be carried off. At the height of the confusion, the Marschallin appears unexpectedly. Ochs is astonished to discover that Mariandel is in fact Octavian in disguise, but his astonishment turns to thoughts of blackmail when he realizes the real nature of the relationship between the Marschallin and Octavian. The Marschallin, losing all patience, informs her cousin that his marriage plans are finished and that he had better leave. Ochs finally admits defeat and makes a swift exit, pursued by the innkeeper and numerous other creditors. Octavian, Sophie, and the Marschallin are left alone, each one reflecting on what has brought them to this moment. The Marschallin observes the loss of her lover to the younger woman, as she had predicted, and quietly leaves the room. The young lovers are left alone, wondering whether their future together is in fact merely a dream.


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