Label: Decca
Renée Fleming, Diana Damrau, Sophie Koch, Franz Hawlata,
Jonas Kaufmann and Christian Thielemann
Müncher Philharmoniker Orchestra
Philharmonia Chor Wien

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Renée Fleming stars as the Marschallin alongside Diana Damrau as Sophie and Sophie Koch as Octavian in this production of Richard Strauss’s romantic comedy ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ for the 2009 Baden-Baden Festival. Christian Thielemann conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

Diana Damrau floats gorgeously through Sophie’s high lines and plays this (unexpected) spitfire with hilarious menace, directing killer glances at the otiose Baron Ochs, her father’s choice for her husband.

– Classics Today

Diana Damrau is luxury casting as Sophie, relishing the scent of the rose with some ravishing singing.

– The Telegraph