Dutch National Opera presents

Der Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

This show was to been seen in September 2015


Duration 4:15

Breaks 2

By Richard Strauss

Language German

Surtitles English & Dutch


Richard Strauss
Komödie für Musik in drei Aufzügen, op. 59
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
World premiere 26 January 1911, Königliches Opernhaus, Dresden


New production
Premiere 5 september 2015

Dutch National Opera opens its anniversary season in festive style with a new production of Der Rosenkavalier. This popular opera by Richard Strauss is about the passing of time, growing older and the inconstancy of mankind, but it is also very comical.

★★★★★ ‘The young German stage director Jan Philipp Gloger has eye and ear for countless exquisite details in Der Rosenkavalier from Strauss.’ - de Volkskrant

In short

Richard Strauss and his librettist situated their comedy Der Rosenkavalier in the Vienna of Empress Maria Theresa, the city of nostalgia and faded glory. Old and young stand face to face, as do impoverished nobility and new money. Strauss created new sounds, which he subtly incorporated into his music. The rhythm of the Viennese waltz pulsates throughout the piece.

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Jan Philipp Gloger


The German director JAN PHILIPP GLOGER studied applied theatre sciences at Giessen University and directing at Zurich University of the Arts. Since 2007, he has directed theatre productions in Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg and Munich.

Marc Albrecht

Chief Conductor

Marc Albrecht, Chief Conductor of The Dutch National Opera and The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra|The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is known not only for his interpretations of works by Wagner and Richard Strauss, but also for his affinity for contemporary music.

Team, Cast and Chorus

Marc Albrecht
Stage Director 
Jan Philipp Gloger
Set Designer 
Ben Baur
Costume Designer 
Karin Jud
Lighting Designer 
Bernd Purkrabek
Sophie Becker
Klaus Bertisch
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Dutch National Opera Chorus
Chorus Master 
Ching-Lien Wu
Children's Chorus 
De Kickers, Muziekschool Waterland
Die Feldmarschallin Fürstin Werdenberg 
Camilla Nylund
Der Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau 
Peter Rose
Paula Murrihy
Herr von Faninal 
Martin Gantner
Hanna-Elisabeth Müller
Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin 
Irmgard Vilsmaier
Michael Laurenz
Kai Rüütel
Ein Polizeikommissar 
Scott Wilde
Haushofmeister der Feldmarschallin 
Mark Omvlee
Haushofmeister bei Faninal 
Morschi Franz
Ein Notar 
Alexander Vassiliev
Ein Wirt  
Robert Wörle
Ein Sänger  
Yosep Kang
Drei adelige Waisen 
Dana Ilia
Inez Hafkamp
Marieke Reuten
Eine Modistin 
Tomoko Makuuchi
Ein Tierhändler 
Richard Prada
Vier Lakeien 
Jeroen de Vaal
Bas Kuilenburg
John van Halteren
Nicolas Clemens
Vier Kellner 
Cato Fordham
Harry Teeuwen
Richard Meijer
Hans-Pieter Herman
Peter Arink


The young director Jan Philipp Gloger (1981) has taken a topical approach to Der Rosenkavalier. “This opera is all about strong contrasts – between young and old, and rich and poor. We want to show this in the light of the times we are living in now”.

Viennese sweetness
For Marc Albrecht, principal conductor with Dutch National Opera and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra | Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, this opera forms a new link in his successful Strauss series, following Die Frau ohne Schatten and Arabella. Albrecht: “Der Rosenkavalier, with its virtuoso hidden meanings and Viennese sweetness, is definitely not an opera that is intended purely as entertainment”. Fifty years ago, Der Rosenkavalier was the very first production by De Nederlandse Operastichting, as Dutch National Opera was called then.


Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Dutch National Opera’s regular orchestra partner is regarded internationally as one of the best opera orchestras. The orchestra gives a varied programme of concerts in the Concertgebouw, as well as performing in various Dutch concert halls and at venues and festivals abroad.