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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. Sung in German with English surtitles. Approx running time 2 hrs 30 mins

Performers Alice Coote (Composer - except Dec 7), Janice Watson (Ariadne), Peter Hoare (Bacchus), Katarzyna Dondalska (Zerbinetta), Richard Van Allan (Major-Domo), Gerd Grochowski (Music Maker), Brian Galliford (Dancing Master), Gail Pearson (Naiad), Arlene Rolph (Dryad), Elizabeth Donovan (Echo), D'Arcy Bleiker (Harlequin), Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks (Scaramuccio), Tim Mirfin (Truffaldino), Wynne Evans (Brighella).
Music Strauss. Lyrics Hofmannsthal. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Carlo Rizzi (except Oct 20/23 Dec 7). Conductor Anthony Negus (Oct 20/23 Dec 7). Director Neil Armfield. Design Dale Ferguson. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Choreographer Denni Sayers.

Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01573739820. Details of all Ariadne auf Naxos archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1870

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3 Dec 04Liverpool Empire Theatre
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18 Nov 04Birmingham Hippodrome
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11 Nov 04Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre)
Llandudno
Gwynedd
4 Nov 04Mayflower Theatre
Southampton
Hampshire
30 Oct 04New Theatre
Oxford
Oxfordshire
20 Oct 04
to
23 Oct 04
Grand Opera House
Belfast
Belfast
15 Oct 04Grand Theatre
Swansea
Glamorgan
11 Sep 04
to
25 Sep 04
New Theatre
Cardiff
Glamorgan

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