Posted at 4:00 PM on July 19, 2011
by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version
Plenty to mourn about this prodigious short-lived talent. He was short-changed in years. We're short-changed in melodies that never were. But, strangely, that patina of poignancy need not apply to the famous, eponymous symbol of the young man's unfinished business.
Highlights from July 19 to 26
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Arianna String Quartet
Saturday, 7:30 pm: Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest concludes with Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: All That Jazz
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast:The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Monday, 8 pm: Roll Credits
Posted at 2:34 PM on July 19, 2011
by Rex Levang
Here's another Big Moment from Rosenkavalier. In Act II, Sophie receives a ceremonial silver rose from the dashing young Count Octavian. (NB: The role of Octavian is a "trouser" role--a male role, sung by a woman.)
They haven't met before. They start with polite greetings and small talk, but as the music unfolds, we can tell that it's love at first sight.