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26/01/1911 Strauss's opera "The Knight of the Rose" premieres, Dresden

The Knight of the Rose is a comic opera in three acts by R. Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It is loosely adapted from the novel Les amours du chevalier de Faublas by Louvet de Couvrai and Molière’s comedy Monsieur de Pourceaugnac. It was first performed at the Königliches Opernhaus in Dresden under the direction of Max Reinhardt.


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  • ''Rosenkavalier'' Suite 

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