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Thu 17 May 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Der Rosenkavalier

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £10–£60

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Richard Strauss Selection of songs Ruhe, meine Seele!, Caecilie, Heimliche Aufforderung & Morgen!
Richard Strauss Sophie's Aria from Der Rosenkavalier
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (salon score and film)

Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Charlotte Beament 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.

Geoffrey Paterson 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

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

  • So much enjoyed our evening in Hereford.loved the sound of the orchestra and had many laughs and sighs with the film which was wonderfully crafted. Thank you.
    I felt that the Courtyard should have emailed music/film appreciators about the event .
    Let me know when you are in the area again please.

    susie dunkerton Wed Oct 25 2017