Newly restored and digitally remastered from the original 35mm film, the legendary soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf stars in this acclaimed film of Richard Strauss' delightful opera, Der Rosenkavalier.
This Salzburg Festival production of Strauss' great work toured the world, and this filmed version was hailed by The New York Times as "Superb."
Schwarzkopf performs her signature role as Princess von Werdenberg, an aging beauty involved with a younger man, Octavian. But when Octavian agrees to assist Baron Ochs by delivering the Baron's proposal of marriage to the beautiful young Sophie, the messenger andRead more bride-to-be fall in love with each other!
Now totally restored, this historic film of Der Rosenkavalier is a shining example of a performance style and a musical art form that is truly immortal.
Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 192 minutes
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Sound: Dolby 2.0
Cast & Crew:
Composed by: Richard Strauss
Conducted by: Herbert Von Karajan
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59by Richard Strauss Performer:
Otto Edelmann (Bass),
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano),
Sena Jurinac (Soprano),
Anneliese Rothenberger (Soprano)
Herbert von Karajan
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1909-1910; Germany
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Great opera, great filmAugust 19, 2013By Melvin Rosenberg (Pasadena, CA)See All My Reviews"In the 1960s, this record of a glorious performance was shown on big screens in revival theaters where I saw it several times. The text matches the music wonderfully. The cast is superb, unmatchable today. Edelman as Ochs steals the show, playing the Baron as a clown who is deeply courageous, deeply ambitious, a nobleman down on his luck. We seldom see a multidimensional Ochs. The production is magnificent, the director very famous in his day. Anyone who loves this opera has to own this amazing performance."Report Abuse