Friday, 1 July 2011

Der Rosenkavalier Covent Garden 1952

Here is most of Act 3 of Der Rosenkavalier performed in English at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1952. It features the great Australian soprano Sylvia Fisher who was an important part of the Covent Garden roster in the 1950s and 1960s but whose recorded legacy is rather thin. She sang many of the lighter Wagnerian soprano roles, including Elsa and Sieglinde, only occasionally appearing as Isolde and Brunnhilde. The Marshallin was a mainstay of her repertoire, and in this BBC broadcast we can hear why she was so famous in the role. The British Library retain a copy of the entire broadcast but I have not heard it.

Sylvia Fisher

Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, January 3, 1952

Marschallin - Sylvia Fisher
Octavian - Constance Shacklock
Sophie - Ruth Guldbaek
Baron Ochs - Howell Glynne
Valzacchi - Parry Jones
Annina - Jean Watson
Faninal - Ronald Lewis
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
c. Erich Kleiber

1 comment:

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