Richard Strauss’ ARIADNE AUF NAXOS at the Oper Frankfurt

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Richard Strauss 1864 – 1949
Opera in one act, with a scenic prelude
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
World premiere of 2nd edition: October 4th 1916, Royal Court Opera, Vienna
Sung in German with German surtitles
Duration: 2 3/4 hours with one interval

Sunday 07.12.2014

Further performances:
12.12.2014 |17.12.2014 |21.12.2014 |27.12.2014 |18.01.2015 |24.01.2015 |31.01.20151ariadne

Cast

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Conductor
Patrick Lange / Hartmut Keil / Hartmut Keil
Director
Brigitte Fassbaender
Revival rehearsed by
Corinna Tetzel
Stage and Costume Designer
Johannes Leiacker
Lighting Designer
Joachim Klein
Dramaturge
Mareike Wink

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Prima donna /Ariadne
Sara Jakubiak
Zerbinetta
Sofia Fomina / Kathleen Kim
The Composer
Jenny Carlstedt / Claudia Mahnke
Tenor / Bacchus
Michael König / Roberto Saccà
Harlekin
Björn Bürger / Daniel Schmutzhard
Scaramuccio
Michael McCown
Truffaldin
Vuyani Mlinde / Alfred Reiter
Brighella
Michael Porter *
Najade
Kateryna Kasper / Elizabeth Reiter3ariadne
Dryade
Katharina Magiera / Stine Marie Fischer / Judita Nagyová
Echo
Maren Favela
Ein Tanzmeister
Peter Marsh
Ein Musiklehrer
Dietrich Volle
Ein Lakai
Franz Mayer
Ein Perückenmacher
Thomas Faulkner*
Ein Offizier
Riccardo Iturra
Der Haushofmeister
William Relton

Oper Frankfurt’s Orchestra4ariadne

About the piece


Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos is an opera in an opera, an hermaphrodite in which tragedy, comedy, myth and irony becom
Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos is an opera in an opera, an hermaphrodite in which tragedy, comedy, myth and irony become blurred. Strauss/Hofmannsthal were a perfect example of fruitful collaboration between two artists from different fields. Ariadne auf Naxos was their third joint project. The first performance of this, the second version of Ariadne auf Naxos, was an enormous success.5ariadne

Synopsis


Zerbinetta and her buffo chums have been engaged to dance and sing after a performance of a tragic opera, Ariadne auf Naxos
Zerbinetta and her buffo chums have been engaged to dance and sing after a performance of a tragic opera, Ariadne auf Naxos. Preparations for the evening are in full flow when it is announced that both forms of entertainment will have to be performed at the same time so that they are over in time for a fire-work display to begin. They have no option but to quickly try and improvise – but it is not so easy – Zerbinetta’s saucy game with her four lovers is worlds away from Ariadne, deserted by Theseus on the island of Naxos, falling in love with the young God Bacchus…

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