Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Andrew Litton's recording of Der Rosenkavalier is a reminder, if one were needed, of the outstanding quality of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the high caliber of performances at the Sydney Opera House. The opera starts out a little stiffly, and the opening scene doesn't quite achieve the richly luxuriant atmosphere that it can have, but Litton and the orchestra loosen up quickly and the rest of the performance is lilting and exuberant. Catherine Carby is especially strong as Octavian. Her voice is warm, rich, and supple, and her acting is vivid, particularly her comic turn when disguised as Mariandel. Emma Pearson's Sophie is highly sympathetic and her ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Andrew Litton's recording of Der Rosenkavalier is a reminder, if one were needed, of the outstanding quality of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the high caliber of performances at the Sydney Opera House. The opera starts out a little stiffly, and the opening scene doesn't quite achieve the richly luxuriant atmosphere that it can have, but Litton and the orchestra loosen up quickly and the rest of the performance is lilting and exuberant. Catherine Carby is especially strong as Octavian. Her voice is warm, rich, and supple, and her acting is vivid, particularly her comic turn when disguised as Mariandel. Emma Pearson's Sophie is highly sympathetic and her voice is sweet and colorful. All their scenes together are radiant -- they have palpable chemistry -- but their interactions in the second act the opera's closing duet are especially moving and endearing. Cheryl Baker makes an impressive, secure Marschallin, singing with authority and full tone, but her characterization isn't as sharply etched with bittersweet emotional complexity as that of the role's most acclaimed interpreters. Manfred Hemm's Baron Ochs is sonorous, and he brings just the right amount of comedy to the part. The supporting cast is consistently very fine. The sound of the live 2010 performance is detailed, well-balanced, and mostly clean there's some audience noise, but it doesn't quite have the warm, rich ambience that best serves this score.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2012
  • Label: Opera Australia
  • EAN: 5060266600371
  • Catalog Number: 56028
  • Sales rank: 348,656

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Disc 1
  1. 1–63 Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227) - Richard Strauss & Manfred Hemm (193:00)
    Composed byRichard Strauss
    Conducted byAndrew Litton
    Performed byManfred Hemm, Andrew Litton, Andrew Brunsdon, Cheryl Barker, Gregory Brown, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Catherine Carby, Warwick Fyfe, Graeme Macfarlane, Aubrey Murphy, Opera Australia Chorus, Stephen Bennett, Jodie McGuren, Jacqueline Dark, Margaret Plummer, Edmond Choo, Henry Choo, Chloris Bath, Dean Bassett, Emma Castelli, Emma Pearson, James Roser, Jin Tea Kim, Sam Roberts-Smith, Teresa La Rocca
    1. 1Act 1. Introduktion
    2. 2Act 1. Wie du warst! Wie du bist!
    3. 3Act 1. Du bist mein Bub', du bist mein Schatz!
    4. 4Act 1. Der Feldmarschall sitzt im krowatischen Wald!
    5. 5Act 1. Quinquin, es ist ein Besuch
    6. 6Act 1. Selbsverständlich empfängt mich ihro Gnaden
    7. 7Act 1. Hat sie schon einmal mit einen Kavalier
    8. 8Act 1. Macht das einen lahmen Esel aus mir?
    9. 9Act 1. Geben mir Euer Gnaden den Grasaff' da
    10. 10Act 1. Wollen Euer Gnaden leicht den jungen Herren da
    11. 11Act 1. I komm' glei'... Drei arme, adelige Waisen
    12. 12Act 1. Die swarze Seitung!
    13. 13Act 1. Di rigori armato il seno
    14. 14Act 1. Als Morgengabe ganz separatim jedoch
    15. 15Act 1. Ma si caro è'l mio tormento
    16. 16Act 1. Mein lieber Hippolyte
    17. 17Act 1. Da geht er hin, der aufgeblasne schlechte Kerl
    18. 18Act 1. Ach, du bist wieder da!
    19. 19Act 1. Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar' Ding
    20. 20Act 1. Mein schöner Schatz
    21. 21Act 1. Ich werd' jetzt in die Kirchen geh'n
    22. 22Act 1. Wie Sie befeihlt, Bichette!
    23. 23Act 1. Es ist gut. Geht nur wieder
    24. 24Act 2. Introduktion
    25. 25Act 2. Ein ernster Tag, ein grosser Tag
    26. 26Act 2. In dieser feierlichen Stunde der Prüfung
    27. 27Act 2. Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren
    28. 28Act 2. Ich kenn' Ihn schon recht wohl
    29. 29Act 2. Jetzt aber kommt mein Herr Zukünftiger
    30. 30Act 2. Brav, Faninal, er weiss, was sich gehört
    31. 31Act 2. Wird kommen über Nacht
    32. 32Act 2. Hab' nichts dawider
    33. 33Act 2. Was Sie ist... Mit ihren Augen voll Tränen
    34. 34Act 2. Herr Baron von Lerchenau!
    35. 35Act 2. Eh bien, Mamsell, was hat Sie mir zu sagen?
    36. 36Act 2. Ich hoff', Er kommt vielmehr
    37. 37Act 2. Mord! Mord! Mein Blut, zu Hilfe!
    38. 38Act 2. Er muss mich pardonnieren
    39. 39Act 2. Sie heirat' ihn!
    40. 40Act 2. Da lieg' ich!
    41. 41Act 2. Ohne mich, ohne mich
    42. 42Act 2. Herr Cavalier! Den morgigen Abend hätt'i frei
    43. 43Act 3. Introduktion und Pantomime
    44. 44Act 3. Hab'n Euer Gnaden noch weitre Befehle?
    45. 45Act 3. Nein, nein, nein, nein! I trink' Kein Wein
    46. 46Act 3. Ach, lass Sie schon einmal das fade Wort!
    47. 47Act 3. Die schöne Musi!
    48. 48Act 3. Es ist ja eh als eins
    49. 49Act 3. Wie die Stund' hingeht
    50. 50Act 3. Er ist es! Es ist mein Mann!
    51. 51Act 3. Halt! Keiner rührt sich!
    52. 52Act 3. Zur Stelle. Was wird von mir gewünscht?
    53. 53Act 3. Sind desto eher im Klaren!
    54. 54Act 3. Muss jetzt partout zu ihr!
    55. 55Act 3. War anders abgemacht
    56. 56Act 3. Bin von so viel Finesse charmiert
    57. 57Act 3. Leupold wir gängen
    58. 58Act 3. Mein Gott, es war nicht mehr als eine Farce!
    59. 59Act 3. Hat Sie kein freundlich Wort für mich?
    60. 60Act 3. Das sagt sich leicht... Heut' oder morgen oder den übernächsten Tag
    61. 61Act 3. Marie Theres'!... Hab' mir's gelobt
    62. 62Act 3. Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich sein
    63. 63Act 3. Ist ein Traum... Spür nur dich
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