Jun'21 - Jul'21
Languages:  GermanSurtitles:   English

Full Production Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

Stage director
Lighting designer
Set designer
Costume designer
Philharmonia Orchestra
Garsington Opera Chorus
Die Feldmarschallin Fürstin Werdenberg (The Marschallin)
Der Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau (Baron Ochs of Lerchenau)
Herr von Faninal (Lord of Faninal)
Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin (Marianne)
Ein Polizei-Unterkommissarius (A police inspector)
Der Haushofmeister bei der Feldmarschallin (The Marschallin's Major-Domo)
Der Haushofmeister bei Faninal (Faninal's Major-Domo)
Ein Notar
Ein Wirt (An innkeeper)
Ein Sänger (An Italian singer)
Eine Modistin (A milliner)
Ein Tierhändler (A vendor of pets)



About the work

The Marschallin and her young lover Octavian enjoy a glorious morning together. The sudden arrival of her cousin, the lecherous Baron Ochs, intent on securing the hand of Sophie, ignites a comic and bittersweet chain of events. With honour at risk, social status bartered and happiness illusive, the Marschallin accepts time cannot be stopped and she must set young love free. Exquisite music captures perfectly the poignant comedy and fairy tale romance of the story, reaching its emotional climax in one of opera’s greatest moments, the beautiful final trio. We are delighted to bring you Strauss’s most famous opera for the first time, with Miah Persson (Countess, Capriccio, 2018) making her role debut as the Marschallin alongside Hanna Hipp (title role, Fantasio, 2019) as Octavian and Derrick Ballard making his Garsington Opera debut as Ochs. Bruno Ravella (Falstaff, 2018) directs and the Philharmonia Orchestra is conducted by Jordan de Souza, who appears at Garsington for the first time.