Considered Strauss' grandest opera, Der Rosenkavalier is set at the end of the Hapsburg Empire and has a subtext of class conflict. The concert features soprano Renee Fleming, a National Medal of the Arts winner.
From the BSO: Continuing their series of Richard Strauss operas in concert, which has so far brought star-studded performances of Salome in March 2014 and Elektra in October 2015, Andris Nelsons and the BSO open their 2016-17 subscription season with the composer's far more genteel, elegant, and touching Der Rosenkavalier, the second (following Elektra) in Strauss's own series of remarkable collaborations with playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal. A dream cast headlined by Renée Fleming's Marschallin, Susan Graham's Octavian, Erin Morley's Sophie, and Franz Hawlata's Baron Ochs anchors the BSO's performances of this subtle, often funny, and beautiful opera, one of the composer's finest.
We will have dinner at 5:30 PM, leave campus at 6:30 PM and the show begins at 7 PM.
Registration on will be available starting at 7 PM on September 22 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-and-der-rosenkavalier-tickets-27738385257