The Knight of the Rose has brought laughter to audiences for generations, and now the classic German opera is coming to
San Diego. The story is driven by foolhardy characters who can't help but follow their passions, and also explores the eternal
differences between men and women. Get Der
Rosenkavalier tickets today.
Opera composer Richard Strauss wrote Der Rosenkavalier, analyzing the bumbling romance between four characters of differing
ages. The four characters include Marschallin, an aging aristocratic woman, and the May to her December, Octavian. She sends
Octavian to be the "Knight of the Rose" for her cousin - a courtship tradition in which a suitor enlists a young man to deliver
a silver rose to his prospective fiancée. But unexpectedly, the delivery boy falls in love with the cousin's fiancée, and
they decide to elope.
Der Rosenkavalier was first performed in 1911 at the gorgeous Dresden Semperoper, or opera house. The San Diego Civic Theatre doesn't
loom quite as larger or as stately as the Semperoper, but that doesn't mean you won't have a good time. Quite the opposite
- the theater is known throughout the city for providing some of the most impressive operatic performances around.
The opera is often thought of as being a dramatic place - and while Der Rosenkavalier certainly has drama, it also has
plenty of comedy. Make sure you get your opera
tickets to the next San Diego performance of this funny classic.