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Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss

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

The State Opera
English surtitles

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    September 2024

    Saturday 7. 9.

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    Friday 13. 9.

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    Saturday 21. 9.

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    October 2024

    Saturday 5. 10.

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    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


    • 2023-2024
    • 2024-2025


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


    State Opera Chorus
    State Opera Orchestra
    National Theatre Opera Ballet
    Pupils of the Olga Kyndlová Ballet School
    Children’s Opera Prague

    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 current 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. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in July–December 2024.

    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 60 CZK/h.

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