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VenueBarbican Centre
Other spaces: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery, Silk Street Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From9th April 2000
To9th April 2000
What is currently on at Barbican Centre (V371)

Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf NaxosT329274754
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:T329274754, opera or operetta:S1870, venue:V371

Production details

Concert Performance


Company London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Simon Rattle
Performer Katarina Dalayman (Prima Donna/Ariadne)
Performer Christine Schafer (Zerbinetta)
Performer Angelika Kirchschlager (The Composer)
Performer Johan Botha (The Tenor/Bacchus)
Performer Thomas Allen (Music master)
Performer Christopher Maltman (Harlequin)
Performer Barry Banks (Brighella)
Performer Toby Spence (Scaramuccio)
Performer Jyrki Korhohen (Truffaldino)
Performer John Mark Ainsley (The Dance Master)
Performer Susan Gritton (Naiad)
Performer Anna Larsson (Dryad)
Performer Lisa Milne (Echo)
Performer Alasdair Elliott (An Officer)

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