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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, English surtitles.

Performers Nigel Douglas, Diana Montague, John Horton Murray, Peter Bronder, Lisa Saffer, Anne Evans, David Stephenson, David Owen, Andrew Slater.
Music Strauss. Lyrics Hofmannsthal. Company Scottish Opera. Conductor Richard Armstrong. Director Martin Duncan. Design Tim Hatley. Choreographer Sean Walsh. Lighting Chris Ellis.

Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0910982043. Details of all Ariadne auf Naxos archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1870

Archive Listings

14 Apr 98
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18 Apr 98
Festival Theatre
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
18 Mar 98
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28 Mar 98
Theatre Royal
Glasgow
Glasgow

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