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Ariadne auf Naxos
About the performance

Ariadne auf Naxos might be the most nonstandard opera by the outstanding tandem of composer Richard Strauss and poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It is not only because of the story of its creation. It seemed to unite what cannot be united: a crude comedy and a lofty tragedy, Viennese primness and mischief, and the masks from the Italian commedia dell'arte.

The story of its creation started in 1911, when Richard Strauss and his constant co-author Hugo von Hofmannsthal decided to thank director Max Reinhardt for his invaluable help with the preparation of the world premiere of the opera Der Rosenkavalier. Hofmannsthal wrote to his father: “Together we wish to create a completely unusual opera, exclusively for a chamber cast that will be performed at Reinhardt’s as an insertion in a production”. At the time, Hofmannsthal was reworking the play Le Bourgeois gentilhomme by Molière and planned to use Ariadne auf Naxos as the ending to his recomposed play: “It is one of the most private and most dear works for me; it was conceived as a complete play, consisting of parts, it can exist, can appear only where a lofty theatre genius is capable of arranging the parts…”

Premiered on June 30, 2016. 

Presented with one interval.

Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Second version (1916)

Set Designer
Viktor Volsky
Costume Designer
Maria Volskaya
Lighting Designer
Vladimir Ivakin
Scene:
Chamber Stage
Run time:
2 hours 30 minutes
Language:
German

Russian translation of the prologue by Leonid Korchmar

Bolshoi opera official sponsor is Payment System MIR
A scene from the performance.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Anna Semenyuk as the Composer.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Anna Semenyuk as The Composer, Irina Alekseenko as The Prima Donna/Ariadne, Igor Vyalykh as The Tenor/Bacchus.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

A scene from the performance. Irina Khruleva as Zerbinetta.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Anna Semenyuk as The Composer, Irina Khruleva as Zerbinetta.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Olga Deineka-Boston as The Composer, Ekaterina Ferzba as Zerbinetta.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Alexandra Nanoshkina as Echo, Victoria Preobrazhenskaya as Dryade, Natalia Ritter as Najade, Irina Alekseenko as The Prima Donna/Ariadne.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Marianna Asvoynova as Echo, Victoria Preobrazhenskaya as Dryade, Natalia Ritter as Najade, Irina Alekseenko as The Prima Donna/Ariadne.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Ekaterina Ferzba as Zerbinetta, Irina Alekseenko as The Prima Donna/Ariadne, Azamat Tsaliti as Harlekin.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Azamat Tsaliti as Harlekin, Ekaterina Ferzba as Zerbinetta.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Azamat Tsaliti as Harlekin, Ekaterina Ferzba as Zerbinetta, Alexey Smirnov as Truffaldino, Vitaly Rodin as Scaramuccio, Vasily Matveev as Brighella.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Roman Shevchuk as Harlekin, Anna Bauman as The Prima Donna/Ariadne, Irina Khruleva as Zerbinetta, Vasily Gafner as Scaramuccio, Kirill Filin as Truffaldino.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Irina Alekseenko as The Prima Donna/Ariadne, Valery Makarov as Brighella, Kirill Filin as Truffaldino, Vitaly Rodin as Scaramuccio.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Azamat Tsaliti as Harlekin, Irina Alekseenko as The Prima Donna/Ariadne, Ekaterina Ferzba as Zerbinetta.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Azamat Tsaliti as Harlekin, Irina Alekseenko as The Prima Donna/Ariadne.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Ekaterina Ferzba as Zerbinetta.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Irina Khruleva as Zerbinetta.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Irina Alekseenko as The Prima Donna/Ariadne.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Irina Alekseenko as The Prima Donna/Ariadne, Igor Vyalykh as Bacchus.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Zakhar Kovalyov as Bacchus, Irina Alekseenko as Ariadne.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Irina Alekseenko as The Prima Donna/Ariadne, Igor Vyalykh as Bacchus.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Irina Alekseenko as The Prima Donna/Ariadne, Igor Vyalykh as Bacchus.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Cast
23 April
2023

Sunday, 14:00

22 April
2023

Saturday, 19:00

21 April
2023

Friday, 19:00

02 October
2022

Sunday, 14:00

01 October
2022

Saturday, 19:00

19 May
2022

Thursday, 19:00

18 May
2022

Wednesday, 19:00

24 February
2022

Thursday, 19:00

23 February
2022

Wednesday, 19:00

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Synopsis

Prologue

In the house of a rich man, preparations are in progress for the performance of a new opera seria, Ariadne auf Naxos. The major-domo enters to inform the music master that immediately after the opera an Italian comedy will be performed, followed by a fireworks display in the garden. The outraged music master replies that the composer, his young pupil, will never tolerate that, but the major-domo is unimpressed by his objections and leaves. When the composer appears, hoping for a last-minute rehearsal, a disdainful servant tells him that the musicians are still playing dinner music. Suddenly the tenor rushes from his dressing room, arguing with the wigmaker. The prima donna furiously comments on the presence of the comedy troupe and their leading lady, Zerbinetta. In the middle of the confusion, the major-domo returns with an announcement: in order for the fireworks to begin on time, the opera and the comedy are to be performed simultaneously.

Schedule and tickets
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Time
21 April
Friday
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19:00
22 April
Saturday
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19:00
23 April
Sunday
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14:00
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