In an interview with Frankfurt Allegmeine, Christoph Waltz has revealed that his current project is directing “Der Rosenkavalier” by Richard Strauss at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp. Mr. Waltz has been a fan of Opera for a very long time, and he states that directing an opera is an “experiment” for him.
In our Rumor Roundup on July 12, 2012, I published a rumor from Opera Times linking him to directing Renee Fleming in “Der Rosenkavalier” in Covent Garden. It looks like, while that particular location and star are not accurate, “Der Rosenkavalier” opera is true!
We are thrilled at this new direction Mr. Waltz’s career is taking and look foward to seeing where it will lead! Frankfurt Allegmeine has an 8 page interview with Mr. Waltz. We will try to obtain the whole thing and have it translated.