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Prospect recommends: The best opera this month

The must-see performances

By Neil Norman   December 2016

Der Rosenkavalier Royal Opera House, 17th December to 24th January 2017

When it was premiered in Dresden in 1911, Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss was an instant success and has rarely been absent from the repertoire since. The three terrific soprano roles must account for its popularity, in addition to the combination of romantic comedy and existential contemplation. After wheeling out John Schlesinger’s kitsch 1984 production one too many times, the Royal Opera finally delivers a new version by Richard Carsen…

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