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Thu 17 May 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Der Rosenkavalier

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £10–£60

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Venue telephone: 020 7960 4200

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Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Richard Strauss Selection of songs
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (salon score)

Tom Kemp conductor
Miah Persson soprano

A night at the cinema.

We’re going to the cinema with a historically-informed recreation of a remarkable cinema event that first took place in 1926.

Enjoy the big screen adaptation of Richard Strauss’ great comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, accompanied by a live orchestra playing the music Strauss himself wrote to accompany the film.

Once thought lost, but since painstakingly restored, the silent film captures the subtleties of the opera’s comedy of manners.

Tom Kemp conducts the chamber orchestra – as Strauss himself did at the Tivoli Theatre on The Strand at the film’s London premiere. And before the film, hear some of Strauss’ best-loved songs, just as they served as a prelude to the main event back in 1926.

Der Rosenkavalier (1926) © Filmarchiv Austria

Pre-concert event

The Science of Attraction, with Professor Viren Swami


Opera characters are always falling in love. But if they were real, what would be going on in their brains?

Venue details

Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment
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