Wednesday, June 02, 2010


Anneliese Rothenberger who sings the role of Sophie in this production of Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier died last week. This is the presentation of the Silver Rose:

Just wait for those stratospheric soprano lines tearing at the emotions - and the unforgettable orchestration. Handkerchiefs to the fore - not least on stage!
I'd missed this obituary and had to recover the newspaper last night after spotting a followup letter yesterday.
The film has German subtitles - if you really want the version with English then you need to go here - the film is 10 minutes but, for me, 10 minutes to be treasured. All the alternate emotion and control of the young Sophie just out of convent school.

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