[Who needs chocolate, anyway? – Alice Coote (Octavian) and Renée Fleming (Marschallin) in Strauss “Rosenkavalier”, London/ROH 2016. – Photo Credit: Alastair Muir/ROH]
The ones in need of chocolate and copious amounts of strong liquor will be us, since Renée Fleming beginning her very Marschllin farewell from the Marschallin, and opera stage at large, is – well, so very Marschallin.
At least we’ll get to sigh at Alice Coote for a while longer.
Robert Carsen’s new take (once more, just pre-WWI) is his signature sleek and stylish elegance, by all looks of it, and opened at Covent Garden on Saturday. Some tickets for Thursday and for mid/late January are left (for the dates without Fleming, but with Rachel Willis-Sørensen. Also without Coote, and with Anna Stéphany), the rest of the run is already sold out.
The performance on Jan 15th will be live broadcast (with Fleming/Coote) on BBC3, and for a video version, the rest of will be able to rely on the MET take next spring (HD streaming: May 13th. Not with Coote, though. But with Garanča.)