‘Der Rosenkavalier’ in concert with the BSO
On September 29 and October 1, Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and a spectacular cast present performances of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, in concert at Boston Symphony Hall. Renée Fleming stars as the Marschallin, Susan Graham is Octavian, and Erin Morley is Sophie – the performances also feature the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Children’s Chorus.
Nelsons previews these performances in a BSO Video podcast – watch via the following link.
BSO Press Release: BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the first two programs of the orchestra’s 2016-17 subscription season, September 29-October 8. First, in two very special evenings Thursday, September 29 and Saturday, October 1, Maestro Nelsons leads the orchestra in its first-ever complete concert performances of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, featuring a dream cast headed by soprano Renée Fleming as the Marschallin, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham as Octavian, soprano Erin Morley in her BSO subscription series debut as Sophie, and bass Franz Hawlata in his BSO debut as Baron Ochs. These performances are some of Renee Fleming and Susan Graham’s last in the roles of Marschallin and Octavian, respectively; both singers will retire the roles following the 2016-17 season. For these performances of Strauss’s most popular opera, the orchestra is also joined by 15 additional vocal soloists, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus (prepared by guest chorus conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya), and members of the children’s chorus Voices Boston, Steven Lipsitt, artistic director, making this one of the biggest productions the BSO has presented on the Symphony Hall stage in recent history.