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Occurs on Saturday April 15 2023

Approximate running time: 4 hours and 20 minutes


ArtSpring Theatre
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8

Event Notes


Richard Strauss Sung in German

A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aging Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as her lover Octavian and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Bass Günther Groissböck returns as the churlish Baron Ochs, and Markus Brück is Sophie’s wealthy father, Faninal. Maestro Simone Young takes the Met podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siècle staging.

This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Run time 4hrs 20mins, including two intermissions.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; and Teatro Regio di Torino.

Production is a gift of Howard Solomon and Sarah Billinghurst Solomon.

Revival is a gift of Sarah Billinghurst Solomon, in memory of Howard Solomon.

Production – Robert Carsen Set Designer – Paul Steinberg Costume Designer – Brigitte Reiffenstuel Lighting Designers – Robert Carsen and Peter Van Praet Choreographer – Philippe Giraudeau

(Photo by Karen Almond / Metropolitan Opera)

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