Final Production of the 2022-23 Season

Der Rosenkavalier (“The Knight of the Rose”) has some of the most sublime music ever written. This comic opera by Richard Strauss and the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal is suffused with the gaiety of Vienna during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa with its  sparkling waltzes but also the spirit and grace of Mozart. In addition to its madcap comic scenes and daring plot twists, there are moments when time seems to stand still, when the music and lyrics become evanescent and comedy gives way to bitter-sweet musings on life, the passing of time and nostalgia for lost love.

Four performances:
Friday April 14 ,2023 7:00 pm
Sunday April 16, 1:30 pm
Friday April 21, 7:00 pm
Sunday April 23, 1:30 pm

McIntyre Hall, Mount Vernon

Sung in German with English supertitles


Marschallin…….Katie Van Kooten*
Octavian………..Max Potter*
Baron Ochs……Jeremy Harr*
Sophie…………..Hallie Schmidt*
Faninal………….Justin Birchell*
Valzacchi……….Stephen Rumph
Annina………….Katie Stevenson
Italian tenor……Brendan Tuohy*

Stage Director….Mitchell Kahn
Music Director…Jonathan Khuner

*Pacific Northwest Opera debut artist

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