Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (Excerpts) - Grümmer, Zylis-Gara, Hammes; Böhme; Schüchter. Dortmund, 1966


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  • This performance of Der Rosenkavalier marked the reopening of the Dortmund opera house, which had been destroyed in World War I.
  • Teresa Zylis-Gara makes a good argument why the part of Octavian should be sung by a soprano, especially a soprano with her unqiue vocal color.
  • Elisabeth Grümmer bring Mozartian poise to the role of the Marschallin.


  • The sound is not ideal.

Excerpts include the second half of Act II and Act III (the material from just before the Marschallin's entrance up until Och's exit is missing.)

In Mono

OD 11735-1