Performance

VenueBristol Hippodrome
TownBristol
CountyCity of Bristol
From7th December 2004
To7th December 2004
When19:15
PricesFrom £6.00. To £42.50.
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Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf NaxosT01573739820
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:T01573739820, opera or operetta:S1870, venue:V856

Production details

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

Company

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
Performer Alice Coote (Composer - except Dec 7)
Performer Janice Watson (Ariadne)
Performer Peter Hoare (Bacchus)
Performer Katarzyna Dondalska (Zerbinetta)
Performer Richard Van Allan (Major-Domo)
Performer Gerd Grochowski (Music Maker)
Performer Brian Galliford (Dancing Master)
Performer Gail Pearson (Naiad)
Performer Arlene Rolph (Dryad)
Performer Elizabeth Donovan (Echo)
Performer D'Arcy Bleiker (Harlequin)
Performer Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks (Scaramuccio)
Performer Tim Mirfin (Truffaldino)
Performer Wynne Evans (Brighella)

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