Wednesday, January 26, 2011

26 January 1911

It has been pointed out to me by the Mad Scene at Opera Australian that today is precisely 100 years of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier. Find a little Rosenkavalier to hear before the day is over.

You could start here.

Footnote. All my life I've known people who complain about her diction, so let's make something clear. If you speak the language, you can understand every word.

And you simply must watch this.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

Oh, wow. Instant time machine (irony?) for me. I was 11 or so when my father showed me this (on scratchy VHS, of course) for the first time. I adored this. And her.

You know, this has been recently remastered and put on DVD. (I gave it to my father for Christmas.)