Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose), Baden-Baden 2009
Baden-Baden Festival Theatre - press office, Claus-Dieter Hanauer
This splendidly cast production of Rosenkavalier under the baton of maestro Christian Thielemann was performed three times to thunderous applause. The dream of a cast list – Renee Fleming, Diana Damrau, Sophie Koch, Franz Hawlata, Franz Grundheber and Jonas Kaufmann, plus the Munich Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonia Chorus – read like a who's who of the current opera scene.
Der neue Merker, Susanne Resperger
The Vienna Philharmonia Chorus under choral director Walter Zeh and the children's choir from the Baden State Theatre in Karlsruhe lent a wonderful finishing touch to the evening.