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Ariadne auf Naxos

Ariadne auf Naxos

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Ariadne auf Naxos was presented at The Barns at Wolf Trap in July of 2019.

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal



Combining slapstick comedy and beautiful music in a competition of “high” and “low” art, Ariadne auf Naxos is a cock-eyed tale about art, love, and infidelity. A wealthy patron commissions two pieces of entertainment for a party—an opera based on the Ariadne myth and a comedy by a song and dance troupe. Shortly before the performances are to begin, he orders that they be performed simultaneously in order for a fireworks display to begin on time. What follows is a class war in Strauss’ brilliant opera based on a Molière comedy.

“A tale of everyday farce and mythical fantasy.” The New York Times exclaims Ariadne auf Naxos is “plush and lyrical.”

CAST in order of vocal appearance

Music Master - Joshua Conyers
Major-Domo - Conor McDonald
Composer - Lindsay Kate Brown
Tenor - Ian Koziara
Zerbinetta - Alexandra Nowakowski
Prima Donna - Alexandria Shiner
Dancing Master - Ian McEuen

Ariadne - Alexandria Shiner
Bacchus - Ian Koziara
Lackey – Jeremy Harr*
Officer – Bradley Bickhardt*
Wigmaker – Wilford Kelly*
Najade – Meagan Rao*
Dryade – Anastasiia Sidorova*
Echo – Ashley Marie Robillard*
Harlekin – Michael Pandolfo*
Truffaldin – Ron Dukes*
Scaramuccio – Victor Cardamone*
Brighella – Seiyoung Kim*


Conductor – Emily Senturia
Director – Tara Faircloth
Scenic Designer – Laura Fine Hawkes
Costume Designer – Rooth Varland
Lighting Designer – Robert H. Grimes
Wig & Makeup Designer – Anne Nesmith


Cover Conductor – James Maverick
Musical Preparation – Nate Raskin, Thomas Morris, and James Maverick
German Coach – Thomas Lausmann
Assistant Director – Emily Cuk
Production Stage Manager – Jordan Braun
Assistant Stage Manager – Julie Marie Langevin
Supertitle Coordinator – Robert Bosworth

Make-Up Provided By M•A•C
*Studio Artist

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello
2019 Wolf Trap Opera Season Underwriters

Anne R. Kline and Geoffrey Pohanka
2019 Performance Sponsors

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