Richard Strauss’s Intermezzo is an autobiographical piece – a domestic comedy of marital strife. Set in the 1920s, John Cox’s stylish production stars Felicity Lott as the volatile Christine Storch (alias Pauline Strauss), who has an innocent fling with a penniless, young baron (Ian Caley) and then comes to suspect her husband Robert (John Pringle) of carrying on an illicit affair…with ensuing complications. Andrew Porter’s brilliant English translation brings out the sharp wit of this piece and gives Felicity Lott’s virtuoso talent full rein both musically and theatrically. Martin Battersby’s marvellous art nouveau settings evoke perfectly the luxurious lifestyle of Strauss’s Vienna. The London Philharmonic, in sparkling form, is conducted by Gustav Kuhn.
“Felicity Lott’s performance is a triumph” THE TIMES