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' Rosenkavalier '

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Act I of Richard Strauss 's Opera
Scene : The Princess's Bedroom
Cast
Orphans, ANNA BRETTON;
VANWY Davies ; AMY Sissons
Conductor, FRITZ REINER from the Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, the finest opera of its kind since Die Meistersinger, is better described as a comedy set to music than as comic opera. The scene is laid in Vienna in the days of Maria Theresa , somewhere about the middle of the eighteenth century.
At the beginning of the first act, the young Count Octavian is paying his devotions to the Princess, wife of a ! Field-Marshal who is away at the wars. The lady is touched by the boy's I devotion, but feels that she is too old to keep his affection, and has made up her mind that she must give him up. They are interrupted by the arrival of the Baron Ochs, and Octavian hides, and disguises himself as a girl. When he emerges, the Baron is greatly taken with him, and there is much by-play between them, when the Princess is not looking. The object of the Baron's visit was to ask his kinswoman, the Princess, to choose for him a cavalier to carry his rose to the lady of his heart, and when she has sent him away, the Princess tells Octavian that he must undertake the task. The idea pleases him so much that in leaving, he forgets to take a tender farewell of the lady, to her evident chagrin.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Vanwy Davies
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Unknown: Maria Theresa
Princess of Werdenberg: Elisabeth Rethberg
Baron Ochs: Emanuel List
Octavian: Tiana Lemnitz
Valzacchi: Hanns Fleischer
Annina: Margery Booth
Major-Domo of the Princess: Osborn Oakley
Attorney: Robert Alva
Singer: Heddle Nash
Milliner: Jose Malone
Animal Vendor: Roy Devereux

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