Classical music

OAE: Der Rosenkavalier

Part of Classical Season

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment goes to the cinema with this recreation of a remarkable cinema version of Strauss’ opera Der Rosenkavalier.

Roll the clocks back to 1926 for this historically informed performance featuring a big-screen adaptation of Der Rosenkavalier that was once thought lost.

This painstakingly restored silent film captures the subtleties of the opera’s comedy, and is accompanied by a live orchestra playing the music Strauss himself wrote for the film.

Tom Kemp conducts the chamber orchestra – as Strauss himself did at the Tivoli Theatre on The Strand at the film’s London premiere.

Before the film, soprano Miah Persson sings some of Strauss’ best-loved songs, just as they served as a prelude to the main event back in 1926.


Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Thomas Kemp conductor
Miah Persson soprano


R Strauss: Morgen, Op.27 No.4; Ich trage meine Minne, Op.32 No.1; Cäcilie, Op.27 No.2; Allerseelen, Op.10 No.8; Ruhe, meine Seele, Op.27 No.1; Du meines Herzens Krönelein, Op.21 No.2; Auf stillem Waldespfad, Op.9 No.1; Liebeshymnus, Op.32 No.3
R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - film score

Dates & times

17 May 2018
Approximate run time: 180 mins


Queen Elizabeth Hall


£10 - £60
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)
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Performance time
Please note start time of 7pm.

Related events
Queen Elizabeth Hall at 5.45pm: pre-concert talk. Admission free.

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