One of opera's most popular romantic comedies, Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose) tells the story of a love triangle between an aristocratic lady, her young rival and the brash paramour they both desire. A standard in the operatic repertoire, Strauss' work follows the tangled relationships between four characters after the object of a baron's affection falls in love with the courtier assigned the task of delivering an engagement proposal. Beautifully nostalgic waltzes punctuate the score (played by more than 100 musicians) of this Viennese classic and combine with lavish period costumes to bring the old world to life. This is a prime opportunity to catch this famous opera at the Civic Opera House. Der Rosenkavalier will be sung in German with projected English titles.