[“No! Let’s Get Back To Bed, Boy is a horrible, horrible song!” – True, perhaps, but one cannot argue with the point it makes. Add the sideburns, tux stripes and attitude (can I have a stanza for that stance?!), and we’ve got a Princess W. with royal self-control on our hands. Soile Isokoski (Marschallin) and Daniela Sindram (Octavian) in Strauss’ “Rosenkavalier”, Dresden 2013. – Photo Credit: Matthias Creutziger / Semperoper Dresden]
Since last week, we ended up talking about this year’s “Rosenkavalier” run at Semperoper Dresden starring Anja Harteros as Princess Werdenberg and Sophie Koch as Octavian, why not revisit the Dresden production?
It’s not the the freshest (neither in date nor invention), done by Uwe Eric Laufenberg, but it does have a nice 1940s feel to it (though he might have aimed for 1930s?) – not the most common trope when it comes to Rosenkavalier – which means tuxes, and Joan Crawford shoulders on Marie-Theres’ and paparazzi for Ochs at the Beisl. It might look even better in black and white and with some trenchcoats, though.
This season, the Dresden production is running Dec. 7th, 14th and 21st, with Harteros and Koch; the photo above is from the 2013 edition (Isokoski and Sindram – none to shabby, either).