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Ariadne auf Naxos

Opera by Richard Strauss

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About the production

  • Run time: 2hrs 30min, 1 intermission
  • Sung in: German
  • Subtitles: English, German and other languages
  • Opera House: Vienna State Opera

Camilla Nylund stars as Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal’s charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Caroline Wettergreen as Zerbinetta, the leader of a commedia dell’arte troupe that finds itself stranded on Ariadne’s island. Eric Cutler sings Bacchus, the young god who eventually wins Ariadne, Christina Bock is the Composer of the fictional opera, and Jochen Schmeckenbecher sings the Music Master. Thomas Guggeis conducts.

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Underground: U1,U2,U4 - Stop at Karlsplatz

Trams: 1,2,D,62,71 - Stop at Opernring

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Conductor: Thomas Guggeis

Der Haushofmeister: Herbert Föttinger

Ein Musiklehrer: Jochen Schmeckenbecher

Der Komponist: Christina Bock

Der Tenor (Bacchus): Eric Cutler

Ein Tanzmeister: Thomas Ebenstein

Zerbinetta: Caroline Wettergreen

Die Primadonna (Ariadne): Camilla Nylund

Harlekin: Michael Arivony

Scaramuccio: Carlos Osuna

Truffaldin: Ilja Kazakov

Born in Munich into a family of musicians, Richard Strauss (1864–1949) began his musical studies at the age of four, began composition studies aged 11 and in 1883 became a protégé of the conductor Hans von Bülow, who encouraged him to study the music of Wagner. Strauss’s early masterpieces include several orchestral tone poems and many songs. Around the end of the 19th century, Strauss turned his attention to opera.

The libretto for Ariadne auf Naxos is by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874–1929), with whom Strauss collaborated over the course of 20 years in one of the most remarkable partnerships in the history of opera. Hofmannsthal emerged as a poet and a sophisticated dramatist within the fervent intellectual atmosphere of Vienna at the turn of the last century.