VenueWales Millennium Centre
Other spaces at this venue include: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Donald Gordon Theatre, Weston Studio Theatre
From7th October 2010
To9th October 2010
WhenOct 7,9 at 19:15
PricesFrom £5.00. To £39.50.
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Ariadne auf Naxos

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.
Music Strauss
Lyrics Hofmannsthal

Archive :: production:T0109420056, opera or operetta:S1870, venue:V1984858935

Production details

Sung in German with surtitles in English Donald Gordon Theatre


Company Welsh National Opera
Conductor Lothar Koenigs
Director Neil Armfield
Performer Orla Boylan (Ariadne)
Performer Sarah Connolly (Composer)
Performer Gillian Keith (Zerbinetta)
Performer Eric Roberts (Major-Domo)
Performer Robert Poulton (Music Master)
Performer Stephen Rooke (Dancing Master)

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