The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
The Courtyard in association with Orchestras Live is proud to present the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, in a recreation of a remarkable cinema version of Strauss’ opera Der Rosenkavalier. Roll the clocks back to 1926 for this historically-informed performance featuring a big-screen adaptation of Der Rosenkavalier that was once thought lost.
This painstakingly restored silent film captures the subtleties of the opera’s comedy, and is accompanied by a live orchestra playing the music Strauss himself wrote for the film. Tom Kemp conducts the chamber orchestra – as Strauss himself did at the Tivoli Theatre on The Strand at the film’s London premiere. Before the film, soprano Mira Persson sings some of Strauss’ best-loved songs, just as they served as a prelude to the main event back in 1926.