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The best classical and opera in the UK this June

Grange Park Opera's Falstaff plus Der Rosenkalier at Garsington Opera

By Alexandra Coghlan  

Bryn Terfel fills out some famous breeches in Verdi’s delicious adaptation. Photo: © Grange Park Opera

Der Rosenkavalier, Garsington Opera, 2nd June to 3rd July

Richard Strauss’s bewitching Der Rosenkavalier weaves a fairytale fantasy of Vienna that’s all gilded strings and giddy waltzes. Following on from their acclaimed Capriccio in 2018, Garsington Opera return to Strauss for their first staging of his comic masterpiece. Swedish soprano Miah Persson—a radiant Countess in 2018—returns too, leading the cast as the Marschallin who must set her young lover Octavian free to marry another woman. Rising star Jordan de Souza conducts a new production by Bruno Ravella, which promises to be the pick of the company’s season.

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