Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos

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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Ariadne auf Naxos, Richard Strauss' uniquely delectable opera-within-an-opera, returns to the Met in Elijah Moshinsky’s popular 1993 production. The Lithuanian soprano Violeta Urmana sings the prima donna (who portrays the mythic Ariadne in the opera within an opera); Joyce DiDonato makes her role debut as the Composer; the coloratura soprano Kathleen Kim sings the sassy entertainer Zerbinetta; and Thomas Allen is the Music Master. In the pit is Fabio Luisi, the Met’s principal guest conductor.

Cast Details:

Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Ariadne: Violeta Urmana
Zerbinetta: Kathleen Kim
Composer: Joyce DiDonato
Bacchus: Robert Dean Smith
Music Master: Thomas Allen

Production: Elijah Moshinsky

Comments [3]

Gayle Wiesner

I missed the obvious solution: click on the "Listen Now" text on the upper right of this page to listen live on WQXR.

May. 07 2011 02:56 PM
robert e. fox from ocala, fl.

how do i get the sat. p m operas. i can not figure it out .please advise
thanks

May. 07 2011 02:03 PM

at the same time my 3 favolites programmes DR2 (Denmark) BBC3 and you WXQR are sending Ariadne auf Naxos from Metropolitan opera, so I just has to listened to it.

May. 07 2011 01:56 PM

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