Ariadne auf Naxos

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Glyndebourne Opera HouseGlyndebourne, South-East, BN8 5UU, United Kingdom
June 25 16:45, June 28 17:00, July 01 17:00, July 04 17:00, July 07 17:00, July 09 16:45, July 14 17:00, July 16 16:45, July 19 17:00, July 23 16:45, July 27 17:00
Festival: Glyndebourne
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Cornelius MeisterConductor
Katharina ThomaDirector
Julia MüerSet Designer
Irina BartelsCostume Designer
Lise DavidsenSopranoPrimadonna (Ariadne)
Erin MorleySopranoZerbinetta
Angela BrowerMezzo-sopranoComposerJun 25, 28, Jul 01, 04, 07, 09, 14, 16
Hanna HippMezzo-sopranoComposerJul 19, 23, 27
AJ GlueckertBaritoneBacchus (The Tenor)
Sir Thomas AllenBaritoneMusic Master
Michael LaurenzTenorDancing Master
Manuel GüntherTenorBrighella
François PiolinoTenorScaramuccio
Björn BürgerBaritoneHarlequin
Daniel MiroslawBass-baritoneTruffaldino
London Philharmonic Orchestra

A story of chaos, hope and triumph

A troupe of tragic actors and a gaggle of comedians arrive at a country estate to provide entertainment. In the midst of classic backstage chaos, the two troupes get some odd news: everything’s behind schedule so, to save time, both shows must be performed simultaneously.

Though the idealistic young composer of the tragedy is devastated, the show(s) must go on. The lofty mythological tale of the lovelorn Ariadne is repeatedly disrupted by the music hall antics of the comedians and their flamboyant leader, Zerbinetta. Finally, a deus ex machina – quite literally – arrives to save the day.

The late-Romantic Strauss opera exploring high and low art

At the core of this energetic comedy is a thought-provoking dialogue about the eternal tensions between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art, and the very purpose of art and music.

Richard Strauss’s late-Romantic score blends rapturous lyricism, vocal virtuosity and catchy comic turns. Katharina Thoma’s imaginative production both raises the dramatic stakes and brings the drama close to home.

27 February 2017 Priority booking opens for Glyndebourne under 30s

5 March 2017 Public booking opens online at 6 pm

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