Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Knowing when to say goodbye

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Frederica von Stade Hans Fahmeyer

In Richard Strauss' opera, "Der Rosenkavalier," an older woman gracefully steps aside so her young lover can be with someone new. Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade often sings the role of the dashing young Octavian. But in real life, she's getting ready to say goodbye to the stage after a long and glittering career. Join us today to hear the final scene from "Der Rosenkavalier," featuring Frederica von Stade.