richard strauss

Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos recounts the theatre in the theatre, in a symbiosis of mythological drama and art comedy: in the house of a rich Viennese gentleman is planned the staging of the opera seria Ariadne auf Naxos, commissioned to a young and talented composer, followed by an Italian farce. However, time is not enough for both performances, so the host orders that the serious work and the farce are represented together.

New production of TCBO
with the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the Teatro Massimo in Palermo

CONDUCTOR

Juraj Valčuha

DIRECTOR

Paul Curran

CAST

LA PRIMA DONNA (ARIANNA)

Meagan Miller

IL TENORE (BACCO)

Daniel Kirch

ZERBINETTA

Olga Pudova

SCARAMUCCIO

Patrik Reiter

IL MAESTRO DI MUSICA

Markus Werba

IL MAGGIORDOMO

Karl-Heinz Macek

IL MAESTRO DI MUSICA

Markus Werba

BRIGHELLA

IL COMPOSITORE

IL MAESTRO DI BALLO

Cristiano Olivieri

ARLECCHINO

UN LACCHÈ

Luciano Leoni

UN UFFICIALE

NAJADE

DRIADE

ECHO


SCENE

Gary McCann

 

COMPOSER

Richard Strauss

Richard Georg Strauss (1864 – 1949) was a German composer and conductor of the late Oman period, best known for his symphonic poems, including Also sprach Zarathustra (1896), and his operas.
His true international triumph and fame as an operatic composer came with Salome (1905) and Elektra (1909), the first opera that saw the collaboration between Strauss and the writer and playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and with the subsequent Der Rosenkavalier (1911), Ariadne auf Naxos (1912/16) and Capriccio (1942).