The opera has four main characters: Celine will sing the aristocratic Marschallin; her very young lover, Count Octavian Rofrano played by fellow Irish woman – Paula Murrihy; her brutish cousin Baron Ochs; and Ochs’ prospective fiancée, Sophie von Faninal, the daughter of a rich bourgeois. At the Marschallin’s suggestion, Octavian acts as Ochs’ Rosenkavalier by presenting a ceremonial […]