Details

An operatic divertissement to be performed in an abridged version of Moliere's comedy Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Both pignant and comic, Ariadne auf Naxos is an opera within an opera. The curtain opens on a Viennese salon where preparations are being made for a performance of an opera. There is consternation when the Major Domo (Chied Butler) announces that due to time pressure, a harlequin troupe will be performing comedy during the opera itself. The conflicting scenarios and contrasting characters reveal what happens when stand-up comedy meets Greek tragedy and music hall meets high art.

Cast/Performers

Christine Brewer, Jon Fredric West, Susan Parry

Creatives/Company

Music: Strauss
Lyrics: Hofmannsthal
Company: English National Opera
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Choreographer: Leah Hausman
Translation: Tom Hammond
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Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01202229416. Details of all Ariadne auf Naxos archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1870

Archive Listings

25 Apr 97
to
29 May 97
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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