Intermezzo Richard Strauss

Set in the 1920s, this shrewdly observed comedy of manners captures the flaws and foibles of high society with Oscar Wilde-like wit, and no small hint of irony.


The conductor Robert Storch and his capricious wife Christine are not getting on. When Christine intercepts a love letter apparently addressed to her husband she leaps to the obvious conclusion, but has she jumped the gun? Flirtations with penniless barons, confusingly similar names, the mysterious Mitzi all adds up to some stormy misunderstandings and more than a few mix ups.


Intermezzo has the full, rich sounds of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier and Salome but captures an intimacy that is impossible in such larger works. This elegant new production has been created by a team hand-picked by Scottish Opera’s Music Director Francesco Corti, with leading German soprano Anita Bader singing the role of Christine. Roland Wood, a regular company favourite, is Robert Storch and Scottish tenor Nicky Spence sings Baron Lummer.



Intermezzo was perfomed at:


Theatre Royal Glasgow

Sat 26 Mar 2011

Wed 30 Mar 2011

Sat 2 Apr 2011

Intermezzo Unwrapped - Tue 29 Mar 2011


Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Thu 7 Apr 2011

Sat 9 Apr 2011

Intermezzo Unwrapped - Wed 6 Apr 2011


Supported by

The Alexander Gibson Circle

Sung in German with English supertitles Running time approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes