9-19 Feb 2008. Conducted by Fabio Luisi, directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi, with Solveig Kringelborn, Gunter Missenhardt, Kristine Jepson, Patrizia Ciofi and Oliver Ringelhahn.
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss is at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa (9-19 Feb), an opera which was first performed in Dresden in 1911 to triumphant acclaim. In its narrative structure it looks to the past (it is set in 18th-century Hapsburg Vienna), but is musically more modern. On one hand there is an impressive symphonic unity, while on the other there is a lively melody. The director and creator of the scenery and costumes is Pier Luigi Pizzi, who took the production to Genoa 12 years ago. Fabio Luisi conducts and the main roles are taken by Solveig Kringelborn, Kristine Jepson, Patrizia Ciofi and G