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Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss

Premiere performances: 24 and 27 November 2022 at the State Opera

The State Opera
Premiere production
English surtitles

Basic information


The State Opera

Approximate running time

4 hours 5 minutes, 2 intermission (20 minutes, 30 minutes) minutes


In German, surtitles in Czech, English


November 24, 2022


  • 2022-2023


Stage director
Andreas Homoki
Costume design
Gideon Davey
Lighting design
Franck Evin
Assistant stage director
Werner Sauer
Chorus master
Adolf Melichar

One of the most popular 20th–century opera.

State Opera Chorus
State Opera Orchestra

One of the most popular 20th–century operas, Der Rosenvavalier (The Knight of the Rose) was created by the German composer Richard Strauss in collaboration with the Austrian writer, dramatist and librettist Hugo von Hoffmansthal. Presenting a colourful picture of life in mid-18th-century Vienna, it employs numerous time-honoured comedy traits – disguise, convoluted situations, ridiculous human types. The world premiere of Der Rosenkavalier, in 1911 in Dresden, was such a sensational success that extra train connections were provided in order to make it possible for opera  fans from across Europe to travel to see the production in the capital of Saxony. Strauss himself referred to Der Rosenkavalier as a “Mozartean opera”, adding that he had aimed to create a modern version of Le nozze di Figaro.

Though a comedy, whose four protagonists – the aristocratic Marschallin, her lover Count Octavian, her cousin Baron Ochs and his prospective fiancée Sophie – are enmeshed in a number of intrigues involving mistaken identities, the piece also affords food for thought, incorporating such weighty themes as marital infidelity and human inconstancy. The new State Opera production of Der Rosenkavalier is a revival of the highly acclaimed Komische Oper Berlin adaptation, directed by Andreas Homoki and featuring Frank Philipp Schlößmann’s sets and Gideon Davey’s costumes.

Suitable for audience from 12 years.

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Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 2 January at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of June 2023.

When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

What to wear?

By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

Parking at the State opera

While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.

Buffets at the State Opera

No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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