The Cinema Museum, London

Screening of Der Rosenkavalier (1925) with live accompaniment by the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, QEH, May 17

April 2018 · News

Der RosenkavalierThe Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment is going to the cinema with a historically-informed recreation of a remarkable cinema event that first took place in 1926.

Enjoy the big screen adaptation of Richard Strauss’ great comic opera Der Rosenkavalier (1925), accompanied by a live orchestra playing the music Strauss himself wrote to accompany the film.

Once thought lost, but since painstakingly restored, the silent film captures the subtleties of the opera’s comedy of manners. The film was directed by Robert Wiene, best known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920).

Geoffrey Paterson conducts the chamber orchestra – as Strauss himself did at the Tivoli Theatre on The Strand at the film’s London premiere. And before the film, hear some of Strauss’ best-loved songs, just as they served as a prelude to the main event back in 1926.

Watch the OAE’s trailer, featuring clips from the film:

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre at 19.00 on May 17 2018.

Tickets available from the Southbank Centre.
Der Rosenkavalier