Der Rosenkavalier (1911) had long been on Lorenzo Viotti’s wish list when he became chief conductor of Dutch National Opera. But what makes this opera so special? Three Rosenkavalier fans fill you in.
Viotti will be working with a first-rate cast of singers. Soprano Maria Bengtsson makes an ideal Marschallin with her noble voice and undeniable stage presence, while mezzo-soprano Angela Brower, renowned for her velvety sound and pristine delivery, takes on the role of Octavian. German bass Christof Fischesser will bring his deep, rich warm tones as well as his flair for comedy to the role of Baron Ochs.