EVENT: A Note on Opera: “Der Rosenkavalier”
June’s edition of the ‘A Note on Opera’ will be the last for the year so we’re making it a good one! It’s just a couple of weeks away so make sure you reserve your spot before it’s too late! This month we’ll be looking at “Der Rosenkavalier.”
Join us for June’s “A Note on Opera” lecture as we look at Richard Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier [The Knight of the Rose].”
It’s rare in opera to have both a great composer and a great writer working together. There are three notable exceptions, though: Mozart and da Ponte, Verdi and Boïto, and Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Ultimately Strauss and von Hofmannsthal created 6 operas together; “Rosenkavalier” was their 2nd partnership.
Beyond the immediate appeal of its lush score, beautiful language, bittersweet situation, young love, and almost slapstick comedy, “Rosenkavalier” is one of the only operas with characters who not only come with a “back story,” but a “front story,” too. Strauss and von Hofmannsthal created such complex, multi-layered characters that we in the audience grow to know them so well that we might even imagine what happens to them after the curtain falls.
Lecture to be in English by David Kerr. No pre-existing knowledge of music required.
Ready to sign up? Here’s what you need to know:
When: Monday, June 12, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
Admission: $15.00 members, $25.00 non-members
Just click the link below to register:
We look forward to seeing you there!
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