Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss), 2013
Katharina Thoma’s staging of Ariadne auf Naxos transposes the myth into a more modern setting: an English manor during World War II, far from Ancient Greece.
The cast includes Soile Isokoski (Ariadne), Kate Lindsey (Composer) and Thomas Allen (Music Master) with conductor Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Ariadne auf Naxos - full opera
This production is a compelling and intricately crafted collaboration between composer Richard Strauss and writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal. After the enormous success of Der Rosenkavalier, the two men conceived the idea of a light entertainment, a small trifle to amuse and divert the public.