Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
Saturday, April 22, 2023, 12:00 pm
Production: Robert Carsen
Set Designer: Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designers: Robert Carsen and Peter Van Praet
Choreographer: Philippe Giraudeau
A stellar trio assembles to take on the lead roles of Strauss’s comedy, with soprano Lise Davidsen in her Met role debut as the Marschallin, opposite Mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey who will make her Met role debut singing Octavian (replacing Isabel Leonard, who has withdrawn), and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie. Bass Günther Groissböck returns as Baron Ochs, and American baritone Brian Mulligan will make his role debut as Faninal in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, replacing Markus Brück, who has withdrawn. Maestro Simone Young takes the podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siècle staging.