The Met’s New Production of Der Rosenkavalier Stars Renee Fleming in Her Final Performances of a Signature Role
Robert Carsens staging, conducted by Sebastian Weigle, also stars Elna Garana in her Met role debut as Octavian
Strausss tragicomic romance features Erin Morley as Sophie, Gnther Groissbck as Baron Ochs, Marcus Brck in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer
The May 13 matinee performance will be transmitted worldwide
as part of the Mets Live in HD series
New York, NY (April 6, 2017) Rene Fleming sings her final performances of one of her signature roles as the Marschallin in the Mets new production of Strausss Der Rosenkavalier, opening April 13. Robert Carsen directs the new productionthe companys first new staging of the piece since 1969with Sebastian Weigle conducting all performances. The starry cast includes Elna Garana in her company role debut as the Marschallins young lover, Octavian, opposite Erin Morley as Sophie, the innocent young woman who comes between Marschallin and Octavian; Gnther Groissbck as Baron Ochs, the Marschallins oafish cousin; Marcus Brck in his Met debut as Sophies father Faninal; and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Kathleen Kim sings Sophie in the April 28 and May 1 performances.
Carsens staging features set design by Paul Steinberg, costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting design by Carsen and Peter Van Praet, and choreography by Philippe Giraudeau.
The May 13 matinee performance will be transmitted worldwide as part of the Mets Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 71 countries around the world.
Further information, including biographies of principal artists, is available in our online press room here.
Performances: April 13, 17, 21, 24, 28; May 1, 9, 13mat. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 4 hours and 12 minutes, two intermissions.
Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.
Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Der Rosenkavalier are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Mets Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. For more information on rush tickets, click here.