Der Rosenkavalier evaluation: Controversial model of semi-serious comedian opera


RICHARD Jones’s audacious staging of Der Rosenkavalier raised controversy when first seen at Glyndebourne Competition 4 years in the past. It was not simply the sight of the Marschallin bare within the bathe that prompted a stir, however the extraordinary mash-up of the setting that veered in time between the nostalgia of 18th century Hapsburg Austria, the place the opera is ostensibly set, to Strauss’s personal pre-First World Struggle Vienna.