2021 Season: Der Rosenkavalier

"A blissful blink of an eye that I will never forget, until my death."
Sophie, Der Rosenkavalier

2, 6, 11, 13, 16, 20, 24, 26 June 2021
3 July 2021
Start Time: 5pm
End Time: c.10.05pm - 10.15pm

The Marschallin and her young lover Octavian enjoy a glorious morning together. The sudden arrival of her cousin, the lecherous Baron Ochs, intent on securing the hand of Sophie, ignites a comic and bittersweet chain of events. With honour at risk, social status bartered and happiness illusive, the Marschallin accepts time cannot be stopped and she must set young love free.

Exquisite music captures perfectly the poignant comedy and fairy tale romance of the story, reaching its emotional climax in one of opera’s greatest moments, the beautiful final trio.

We are delighted to bring you Strauss’s most famous opera for the first time, with Miah Persson (Countess, Capriccio, 2018) making her role debut as the Marschallin alongside Hanna Hipp (title role, Fantasio, 2019) as Octavian and Derrick Ballard making his Garsington Opera debut as Ochs. Bruno Ravella (Falstaff, 2018) directs and the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Jordan de Souza, who appears at Garsington for the first time.

A co-production with Irish National Opera and Santa Fe Opera

Miah Persson
Hanna Hipp
Madison Leonard
Derrick Ballard
Richard Burkhard
Rebecca von Lipinski
Colin Judson
Kitty Whately
Italian Tenor
Oliver Johnston
Police Commissar
Julian Close
Kieran Rayner
Faninal's Major-Domo
Glen Cunningham
Alexander Aldren
The Marschallin's Major Domo
Richard Pinkstone
Three Noble Orphans
Zoe Drummond
Flora Macdonald
Gabriella Bellenes
Meinir Wyn Roberts
Animal Vendor
Osian Wyn Bowen
James Atkinson
Lackey 1
Guy Elliott
Lackey 2
Edward Robinson
Lackey 3
David Horton
Lackey 4
Mark Nathan
Waiter 1
Seumas Begg
Waiter 2
Osian Wyn Bowen
Waiter 3
James Geidt
Waiter 4
Joe Chalmers
Jordan de Souza
Bruno Ravella
Gary McCann
Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth
Philharmonia Orchestra
Garsington Opera Chorus
Sung in German with English supertitles
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Transcription for middle-sized orchestra by Eberhard Kloke
June 2021
Wednesday 2 June
Sunday 6 June
Friday 11 June
Sunday 13 June
Wednesday 16 June
Sunday 20 June
Thursday 24 June
Saturday 26 June
July 2021
Saturday 3 July
Start time: