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Ariadne auf Naxos

Jessye Norman is a regal Ariadne, the mythological Greek heroine in this opera-within-an-opera, opposite the passionate Bacchus of the great James King. Kathleen Battle delivers the coloratura fireworks of Zerbinetta, the leader of a commedia dell’arte troupe that finds itself stranded on Ariadne’s island. Tatiana Troyanos and Franz Ferdinand Nentwig star as the young Composer and the Music Master in the opera’s prologue. James Levine brings out all the color and charm of Strauss’s brilliant chamber-sized score with its equal amounts of pathos and humor. Bodo Igesz’s production features sets by esteemed designer Oliver Messel.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Mar 12, 1988
Composer
Richard Strauss
Librettist
Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Run Time
2 HRS 11 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Cast & Creative
Conductor
James Levine
Ariadne
Jessye Norman
Zerbinetta
Kathleen Battle
Composer
Tatiana Troyanos
Bacchus
James King
Music Master
Franz Ferdinand Nentwig
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