Costume and set designs for Der Rosenkavalier(Glyndebourne, 1959)

Scope and Content

This series consists of costume and set designs, including set designs on tracing paper fragments, as well as set model pieces, ground plans, fabric samples and notes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Der Rosenkavalier(1909-1910), an opera in three acts by Richard Strauss with libretto by Hugo von Hofsmannsthal. Oliver Messel's production was first performed by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera at Glyndebourne on 28 May, 1959. It was directed by Carl Ebert and featured Elisabeth Söderström as Octavian, Regine Crespin as the Marschallin and Anneliese Rothenberger as Sophie. It was revived at Glyndebourne in 1960 and 1965. This was Messel's last production for Glyndebourne.