Der Rosenkavalier at Garsington

Unfortunately I missed going to this production but, thanks to my authoritive friend, Frida Garrood, who reminded me about it, I caught up with it on OperaVision last night. I have run out of superlatives for this production. It has a fantastic cast with Miah Persson as a beautiful and moving Marshallin and Heather Hipp, the young Polish/English mezzo, as a most compelling Octavian. The production has a traditional feel |(no field guns at the Palazzo Faninal) but is unfussy, attactive and works well. The unsung heros were the TV team, as well as all the other good things,  it was one of the most sucessfully produced televised operas that I can remember.