Music: Rose Cavalier

It is a perfumed story, fit for an opera. After a night of pleasure, the young Count Octavian and the Princess von Werdenberg were interrupted in the boudoir of the Princess by a visit from her loutish cousin, Ochs von Lerchenau. To avoid detection, the Count Octavian quickly put on the clothes of a maid servant and listened to the plans of the preposterous Ochs, who wished a cavalier to go for him to his supposed fiancee, Sophie von Faminal, and present her with a silver rose...

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