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Highlights from Rosenkavalier - II

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.


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