MET OPERA programme – Next performance Richard Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” 13th May

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For  Richard Strauss lovers “The Rosenkavalier”(“Ο Ιππότης του Ρόδου”) is  definitely the “opera of operas”.

13 May Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier FotoWHEN: 13th May  19.55
WHERE: Chania, Centre of Mediterranean Architecture, Akti Tombazi  (Grand Arsenal).
For map click here.
Entrance fee: € 15,-   reduced: €10,-

For more information in Greek click here

 

Richard Strauss was the leading classical composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras best known for his operas “Der Rosenkavalier” and “Salome”.

It was Strauss’s grandest opera, which was able to achieved box office success.
Within a few months, the piece made its way round the world – albeit without avoiding immune to harsh criticism and distortions: the flood of waltzes in the “Rosenkavalier” was criticized and until 1924, Berlin only accepted to show a “purified version” of the “inappropriate” love scenes!
In the new MET production the director Robert Carsen places the action to last years of the Habsburg Empire.

The opera is originally set in Vienna in the 1740s. Genuine historical references are merged with fictitious inventions (like the “noble custom” of the presentation of the silver rose to a fiancée, which never actually existed) and anachronisms (like the Viennese Waltz, which did not yet exist at that time). It’s a mixture that creates a seductive mythical landscape, a ceremonious and impossibly beautiful Vienna-that-never-was.

CAST: click here.

SYNOPSIS: click here.

 

Photo credit: http://www.megaron.gr

 

Find here the programme of  further live transmissions and screenings of taped performances 2017 of the Metropolitan Opera  in New York at the Mediterranean Centre of Architecture in Chania:

Click here for the MET OPERA   programme

Where: Chania, Centre of Mediterranean Architecture, Akti Tombazi  (Grand Arsenal). For map click here.

Entrance fee: € 15,-   reduced: €10,-

 

Further events:

13th May:
Richard Strauss  «Der Rosenkavalier »   «Ο Ιππότης του Ρόδου»)

10th July:
Peter Tchaikovsky «Eugene Onegin»

7th August:
Antonín Dvořák «Rusalka»

 

Lydia

I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And six years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.

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  • November 1, 2016 at 6:55 pm
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    I would like to book four tickets for Don Giovanni on 12th Noveber. How do I do this please?
    Lucy Stambouzou

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