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