Ariadne auf Naxos

Richard Strauss

Ariadne auf Naxos

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Overview

The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen brings one of her signature roles to the Met for the first time as the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta, tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus, and Thomas Allen as the Major-Domo. Marek Janowski conducts.

Languages

Languages sung in Ariadne auf Naxos

Sung In

German

Titles

Title languages displayed for Ariadne auf Naxos

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Timeline

Timeline for the show, Ariadne auf Naxos

Estimated Run Time

2 hrs 50 mins

  • House Opens

  • Prologue

    45 mins

  • Intermission

    40 mins

  • The Opera

    85 mins

  • Opera Ends

Creators

PRODUCTION

Elijah Moshinsky

Set and Costume Designer

Michael Yeargan

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Gil Wechsler

Headshot of Richard Strauss

Composer

Richard Strauss

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