A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aristocratic Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as her lover, Octavian, and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Bass Günther Groissböck returns as the churlish Baron Ochs, and Markus Brück is Sophie’s wealthy father, Faninal. Maestro Simone Young takes the Met podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siècle staging.

Run time: 4 hrs 20 mins • German


About Opera Connection

Hosted by cultural historian/composer Dennis Neil Kleinman, the Opera Connection presents lively, engaging, jargon-free discussions before selected Met at The Music Hall broadcasts.

Schedule
Season Preview • Wed., 10/5/22 • 7pm • Lounge
La Traviata • Sat., 11/5/22 • 11:30am • Lounge
Fedora • Sat., 1/14/23 • 11:30am • Lounge
Der Rosenkavalier • Sat., 4/15/23 • 10:30am • Lounge
Lohengrin • Sat., 4/22/23 • 10:30am • Lounge