[Cover for the Baden-Baden Carsen “Rosenkavalier” (both DVD & audio), starring Sophie Koch (Octavian) and Renée Fleming (Marschallin). – Hot chocolate, anyone?! – Photo Credit: Decca]
I don’t think I’ll ever be over the cool 80s cover of the Haitink box set (also, there’s early 90s Dame Kiri on there, so that pretty much cinches it), but if you had to pick one scene to put on the cover of a Rosenkavalier recording, a mezzo in a white shirt (shouldn’t those sleeves be rolled up at this point, though?) with a delighted soprano is the way to do it. – Thank you, Decca.
Also, that is one lucky cup of chocolate, although it does get in the way a little.
While looking for the image, I couldn’t smother a grin at the fact that the Warrior Princess Companion Retailer tries to bundle this box set with Grace Garanča’s “Romantique” album. I guess that was called “Thigs that start with “Ro”, for $400.”