The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Music Director James Levine conducts the sparklingly perfect score.
The Metropolitan Opera
A performance by the National Symphony Orchestra kicks off a weekend of events for the Kennedy Center and NIH partnership initiated by Renée Fleming, Sound Health: Music and the Mind. The concert program will be designed to demonstrate, among other things, ways in which music engages specific areas of the brain.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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