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The Magic of the Metropolitan Opera: "Der Rosenkavalier"   

“Der Rosenkavalier” (“The Knight of the Rose”) is a comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It is loosely adapted from a novel written in 1893 and first performed in 1911. This opera is noted for its showcasing of the female voice, as its protagonists are written to be portrayed by women who share several duets and perform as a trio during the opera’s emotional climax. We will listen to and discuss the history of this opera: its structure, information about the composer’s sources for the opera, and different musical elements which are characteristic of this opera.Other information will be shared to define additional contributions to the opera genre.

 

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