1998, Met New York, Capriccio (Olivier)



Composer: Richard Strauss
Librettist: Clemens Krauss
Venue and Dates:The Metropolitan Opera, New York
9, 12, 16, 21 26 January 1998
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Director: John Cox
Set designer: Mauro Pagano
Costume designer: Martin Battersby
Lighting designer: Duane Schuler
Choreographer: Val Caniparoli
Flamand : David Kuebler
Olivier :  Simon Keenlyside
La Roche : Jan-Hendrik Rootering
Countess : Kiri Te Kanawa
Count : Wolfgang Brendel
Clairon : Kathryn Harries
Italian soprano : Susan Patterson
Italian tenor : Bonaventura Bottone
Ronald Naldi (tenor)
Peter Van Derick (baritone)
Tony Stevenson (tenor)
Hector Vasquez (baritone)
Philip Cokorinos (bass)
Charles Reid (tenor)
Dennis Petersen (tenor)
Kamel Boutros (baritone)
Major-domo : François Loup
Monsieur Taupe : Bernard Fitch


A Humorous Strauss Curiosity Becomes a Showcase for Te Kanawa. Anthony Tommasini for The New York Times, January 12, 1998


“The baritone Simon Keenlyside, as Olivier, the dapper poet, and the tenor David Kuebler, as Flamand, the impulsive composer, give confident and textually incisive portrayals. Mr. Keenlyside has the more resonant voice, but neither is a match for the booming bass of Jan-Hendrik Rootering, who makes La Roche seem a beefy pro in debate with dilettantes.”

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