What Can Met Opera Audiences Expect From New Robert Carsen ‘Der Rosenkavalier?’ Early Reactions to ROH Production Debut

At the end of the 2016-17 season, the Metropolitan Opera will premiere a new production of Strauss’ venerated “Der Rosenkavalier” directed by Robert Carson. From the looks of it, this production is slated to be a huge success for some but could put off more traditional audiences. The production, which is shared with the Royal Opera House in London, is {…}

Weekend Preview (12/16-18) – International: Anna Netrebko Returns to ‘Macbeth’ and Renee Fleming Opens ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

The weekend is upon us and that means many operas will be presented around the world. Many theaters will offer holiday presentations while some of the greatest singers return to the stage such as Renee Fleming, Simon Keenlyside, Rolando Villazon, Anna Netrebko, Rene Pape and Nina Stemme. Austria  Simon Keenlyside returns to the Vienna State Opera for Verdi’s “Macbeth” with the {…}

Report: Renee Fleming’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ at the Metropolitan Opera isn’t Quite a Farewell

Renee Fleming has confirmed that the new production of Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” is her final production at the Metropolitan Opera. After much speculation the American diva confirmed it was her last contract with the company. She said in an interview with the Financial Times, “Yes, after Rosenkavalier at the Met, that is it, unless a new role comes along that is fit {…}