Der Rosenkavalier • Bayrische Staatsoper • Carnegie Hall • March 20 2018

Emotionally rich yet light and warm-hearted, minimally staged with a fantastic cast. Peter Rose played Ochs as an entitled bully with a good dose of charm (to get that combination on point is an amazing feat all by itself, besides the tremendous vocal mastery and sense of comedic timing the part calls for), and the gorgeous soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller was fantastic as Sophie – acting out the part of the ingénue with incredible skill that. Her outrage and rebellion was both funny and moving, and heart strings But the greatest pleasure came at the hands of the musicians and its music director Kirill Petrenko. What a joy to watch how he lovingly, caringly interacts with his musicians and singers.