- Running time240 minutes
Vienna, the 1740s. The aristocratic Marschallin is in love with Octavian, a much younger man. Despite all his protestations of love, she knows that he will one day leave her for a younger woman.
Meanwhile the Marschallin’s boorish cousin Baron Ochs is courting Sophie von Faninal, the daughter of a rich bourgeois. At the Marschallin’s suggestion, Ochs has the handsome Octavian act as his Rosenkavalier (Rose Knight) and present a ceremonial silver rose to Sophie.
But when Octavian meets Sophie, the pair fall in love at first sight. Through a comic intrigue, they get rid of Ochs with the help of the Marschallin, who then yields Octavian to the younger woman.
A glittering comic opera, Der Rosenkavalier also operates at a deeper level. Conscious of the age difference between herself and Octavian, the Marschallin muses in bittersweet fashion over the passing of time, growing old and men’s inconstancy.
Select a time to book this film
This film is no longer showing.
Get a FACT Membership and SAVE 10%
Off Peak (Tue - Fri before 5pm)
Retired / Student £9.40
Retired Member / Student Member £7.40
Family of 4 £29.60
Peak (Tue - Fri from 5pm, all day Sat - Sun)
Adult Member £10.20
Retired / Student £11.20
Retired / Student Member £9.20
Family of 4 £34.80
Cheap Day (Monday)
Non Members Adults / Retired / Student £7.50
Non Member Family of 4 £21.00
Member Monday not applicable on a bank holiday.
*For details about Films clubs rates, Special events and other concessions please view our ticket details page
You may also like
'Tosca' is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a wo...
The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production...
Get free tickets, plus 10% off tickets, food and drinks at FACT and beyond