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R Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos

Glyndebourne Festival 2017

5:50 PM, ​ Glyndebourne Festival , Glyndebourne

R Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne Lise Davidsen
Composer Angela Brower
Zerbinetta Erin Morley
Bacchus AJ Glueckert
Music Master Thomas Allen
Dancing Master Michael Laurenz
Scaramuccio François Piolino
Harlequin Björn Bürger
Brighella Manuel Günther
Truffaldino Daniel Miroslaw

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cornelius Meister conductor

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.

Sung in German with English supertitles.

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