Ariadne auf Naxos

Music Richard Strauss Text Hugo von Hofmannsthal
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Cast 18.11.2020

Musical Direction Christian Thielemann
Production Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Stage Design Rolf Glittenberg
Costume Design Marianne Glittenberg
Lighting Design Jürgen Hoffmann
Der Haushofmeister Herbert Föttinger
Ein Musiklehrer Boaz Daniel
Der Komponist Jennifer Holloway
Der Tenor (Bacchus) Stephen Gould
Ein Tanzmeister Thomas Ebenstein
Zerbinetta Erin Morley
Die Primadonna (Ariadne) Camilla Nylund

Details

»Ariadne auf Naxos«, the third collaboration between Strauss and Hofmannsthal, premiered at the Vienna Court Opera in 1916 in its second (and known) version. The opera itself revolves around Ariadne's encounter with the ghosts of her loneliness. It is preceded by a nightmarish scherzo about theatre creators at the mercy of a patron's whims. Christian Thielemann and Bertrand de Billy direct the opera in two series each, the celebrated singers of Vienna, Camilla Nylund and Lise Davidsen, return to the Viennese stage for the title role, Bacchus is performed for the first time by Brandon Jovanovich alongside Stephen Gould, and Erin Morley sings Zerbinetta.

Co-production partner

A co-production with Salzburg Festival.