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Der Rosenkavalier



19:00 — Grand Théâtre de Genève

Grand Théâtre de Genève

Opera & Voice

Artistic partner



19:00 — Grand Théâtre de Genève

Grand Théâtre de Genève

Opera & Voice

Artistic partner


Jonathan Nott
musical direction

Christoph Waltz
stage director

Der Rosenkavalier
Komödie fur Musik by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
First performed on 26 January 1911 in Dresden
Last performed at the Grand Théâtre de Genève in 2011-2012

New production, based on a production first performed at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in 2013


Jonathan Nott, musical director
Christoph Waltz, stage sirector
Annette Murschetz, set designer 
Carla Teti, costumes designer 
Franck Evin, lighting designer 
Alan Woodbridge, choir director 
Maria Bengtsson, The Feldmarschallin, princess Werdenberg
Michèle Losier, Octavian 
Matthew Rose, Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau
Bo Skovhus, Herr von Faninal 
Mélissa Petit, Sophie von Faninal 
Thomas Blondelle, Valzacchi, an intriguer
Ezgi Kutlu, Annina 
Giulia Bolcato, Marianne Leitmetzerin, her duenna 
Omar Mancini, An Italian Singer 
Stanislas Vorobyov, A Police Inspector 
Louis Zaitoun, The Marschallin’s Major-Domo 
Marin Yonchev, Faninal’s Major-Domo  
William Meinert, A Notary 
Denzil Delaere, An Innkeeper 

Grand Théâtre de Genève chorus
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

more information on the GTG website

the music

The Viennese actor and international film star Christoph Waltz, well known for his roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained, made his first foray into the operatic world with this production of Der Rosenkavalier in 2013 for the Flanders Opera. 

Although it is a Komödie für Musik, the work deals with very serious themes, especially through the prism of the Marschallin, such infidelity, aging, sexual predation, and altruism in love (or its opposite, love for money).

Under the baton of Jonathan Nott, the cast brings together the finest Straussian voices of the moment, with the radiant Swedish soprano María Bengtsson reprising the role of the Marschallin that she sang in Antwerp, Canadian mezzo Michèle Losier as Octavian, and the English lyric bass Matthew Rose, of the a predestined name, will play the truculent Baron Ochs, and as a special treat, an appearance by the great Bø Skovhus as Monsieur de Faninal.

OSR Live

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Symphonie N° 5

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 16 February 2022 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Yvonne Naef


György Ligeti
Poème symphonique, pour cent métronomes

Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm süsser Tod (orchestration by Leopold Stokowski)

Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Recorded on 21 January 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva