Der Rosenkavalier from the Metropolitan Opera Available on DVD and Bluray
Elīna Garanča’s “sublime” (WQXR) performance as Octavian in the Metropolitan Opera’s recent production of Der Rosenkavalier is now available on DVD and Bluray from Decca Classics. This role marks Elīna’s farewell to the trouser roles of her repertoire and was screened worldwide as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD programming for 2016-2017.
The New York Times praised Elīna’s performance as a “revelation,” proclaiming her “plush, sensual voice ideal for this vocally demanding music.” The Robert Carsen production also features Renée Fleming as the Marschallin, Erin Morley as Sophie, Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Sebastian Weigle conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.