Opera Guide: Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier

Saccharine it may be, but it’s not without its touches of bitterness. This week’s guide is on Der Rosenkavalier, consistently admired and beloved since its first performance. Did Strauss give up the avant-garde struggle after Salome and Elektra? Perhaps not entirely, for Rosenkavalier is innovative in its own ways.

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